Wednesday, August 25, 2004

NYTimes: This is like a broken record, but the NYTimes continues to astonish in the inept ways it reports the news. Ben Ginsberg resigns and the letter he sent in is reported by the Times this way.

"I cannot begin to express my sadness that my legal representations have become a distraction from the critical issues at hand in this election," Mr. Ginsberg said in a letter distributed today by the Bush-Cheney campaign. "I feel I cannot let that continue, so I have decided to resign as National Counsel to your campaign to ensure that the giving of legal advice to decorated military veterans, which was entirely within the boundaries of the law, doesn't distract from the real issues upon which you and the country should be focusing."
What do they leave out? The opening line. ABCnews:
GINSBURG RESIGNS: In a letter to President Bush, Ben Ginsburg formally announces his resignation. MORE "Unfortunately, this campaign has seen a stunning double standard emerge between the media's focus on the activities of 527s aligned with John Kerry and those opposed to him.
The connections between Kerry campaign and his 527s are much worse than just generic ties between the swiftboat vets and people in Republican political circles, leaving out the obvious point that who else would support a anti-Kerry group, George Soros? The other obvious point is that what Ginsberg was doing is not illegal.
Joe Sandler, a lawyer for the DNC and a group running anti-Bush ads,, said there is nothing wrong with serving in both roles at once.
It would be so much easier if the press dropped the "we are objective" mask and just be open about being liberal and helping Kerry anyway they can so he can be elected.



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