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Thursday, December 7, 2006
How Did Inhofe Get a CNS Article All to Himself?

Among the three articles that devoted to reaction to the Iraq Study Group's report was this one by Nathan Burchfiel focusing exclusively on the views of Sen. James Inhofe (read: rewrote a press release). How did Inhofe manage to get such exclusive coverage from CNS?

One possible answer: A member of Inhofe's public relations team is Marc Morano, a former CNS reporter. Morano has been making his mark under Inhofe -- soon-to-be-outgoing chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works -- by issuing misleading press releases about global warming.

In a related note, another CNS article today by Randy Hall focuses on a hearing by Inhofe's committee on "the media's handling of climate change." One of the witnesses was Dan Gainor of the MRC's Business & Media Institute. Hall's article is surprisingly balanced for CNS, and it does disclose Gainor's ties to MRC.

(You may recall that Hall and Morano teamed up earlier this year on a smear job on Rep. John Murtha.)

Posted by Terry K. at 4:24 PM EST

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