June 10, 2005

STOP QUOTING ME!:

Durbin blames 'right wing' (James G. Lakely, June 10, 2005, THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

The No. 2 Democrat in the Senate yesterday blamed "the right wing" and elements of the press "in service to it" for repeating Howard Dean's remarks about Republican...

You know you're a permanent minority when you think that your opponents repeating your ideas aloud is a dirty trick.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 10, 2005 7:13 AM
Comments

You took seriously something we said! How ridiculous is that?

Posted by: ZF at June 10, 2005 8:26 AM

Durbin is playing with fire here. The press is generally sympathetic to Durbin's program. But they will regard his trying to edit them as an affront and a threat to their stature as what Dean said can't be bottled up. If they do Durbin's bidding - or are challenged for even thinking about it - their credibility takes another hit. Stealth support is viable. Durbin puts them in a bind where they have to attack to preserve the fig leaf.

Posted by: Luciferous at June 10, 2005 9:17 AM

Anyone here remember Gingrich's "wither on the vine" remark? You'll note that the conservative press has quoted Dean fairly, but when the Democrats/MSM (quickly morphing into one entity) spread around a damning quote by a Republican politician, it's usually taken out of context.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at June 10, 2005 10:10 AM
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