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Friday, January 12, 2007
Life Imitates 'The Colbert Report'
Topic: NewsBusters

Tim Graham concludes his Jan. 12 NewsBusters post complaining that "The Washington Post wanted to send one message loud and clear today: almost nobody supports Bush's Iraq surge" this way:

The Post could clearly state that all of its quotes were real, and all of the stories of skepticism are true, and they are. But news coverage can be completely true and still look slanted against politicians or policies a newspaper doesn't favor. Friday's Post looks tilted to create the most pessimistic appraisal of Bush's chances the newspaper could muster.

So Stephen Colbert was right after all: The truth really does have a well-known liberal bias.

(NewsBusters does seem to have that problem of proving Colbert right.)

Posted by Terry K. at 1:18 PM EST

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