Friday, July 11, 2008

Centrism Watch

NECN parrots Sen. Collins' "moderate" talking point; allows an "expert" to parrot it; and then sits down with the junior senator so viewers can hear it straight from the horse's mouth.

Naturally, nowhere in the report is the characterization backed up with facts. At no time does correspondent Marnie Maclean explain how a senator who has backed literally every single one of President Bush's major priorities can be characterized as "a moderate voice."

And to those who would defend the piece by noting that Rep. Allen is given a chance to question Collins' moderate credentials, we'd note that three-against-one isn't exactly fair and balanced.

Especially when the outnumbered party has the facts on his side.

UPDATE: Gerald has more.

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