Sunday, April 6, 2008

So, “The Moderate Voice” is Really a Lefty?...What a Shocker!

Jeff Goldstein at Protein Wisdom has noted, "At the so-called Moderate Voice, Shaun Mullen (pictured) has an interesting concept of terrorism. Former Sen. Phil Gramm, now an adviser to John McCain's presidential campaign, is a "terrorist in pinstripes" for his sponsorship of the Financial Services Modernization Act. Mullen blames the law for the subprime mortgage meltdown. because Barack Obama says so. You really cannot get more moderate than that. Okay, so maybe Mullen could get more moderate than that. For example, Mullen could have noted that the Financial Services Modernization Act was signed into law by then-Pres. Bill Clinton. Mullen could have noted that Obama, like Hillary Clinton, has taken plenty of campaign cash from the main players in the subprime-mortgage industry. Mullen also could have told his readers that Obama economic adviser Austan Goolsbee has defended the deregulation of mortgage lending on the op-ed page of the New York Times."
Mullen chose not to do any of those things because the tagline for “The Moderate Voice” really should be “Moderate, but reliably Lefty.” And once you have chosen to mislead people as to who you are, the rest follows naturally."

A "Moderate Voice" spouting hardcore Liberalism, while distorting the facts and engaging in blatant errors of ommission?
Maybe that SHOULD be more surprising than it really is!


Uncle Joe said...

Webb Sloane and Michael Moore all claim to be part of middle America, just like the mainstream media. That's the same crowd that's raging for the "fairness" doctrine, and if the government ever institutes it again, that "middle of the road, moderate" crowd are the ones who will benefit.

Like Webb Sloane says, "the extreme middle is dangerous". :-)

JMK said...

"The extreme middle certainly IS dangerous UJ!

Truer words were never spoken.

Still, this gives a lot of insight into the MSM's blatant left-wing bias - they think the far-Left is "Middle ground," so that's why they see Centrists, like Bill Clinton as "Conservatives" and real Conservatives as "the Extreme Right," while looking on rabid America-haters like Mike Moore as "middle of the roaders" themselves.

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