8/25/2008

Democratic Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland bashes media for pro-Obama bias

What is going on here? Haven't these Democratic governors gotten the memo about party unity? First it was Rendell having to be silenced because he wouldn't stop his complaints about media bias, now it is Ted Strickland:

At a dinner with Washington Post reporters and editors, Strickland called the coverage "almost shocking at times" and unfair it the treatment of both candidate Clinton and her husband, the former president.

"Quite frankly, some of the people that I had most previously admired as commentators I have a remarkably different opinion toward right now," Strickland said.

Strickland was the second big-state governor and Clinton supporter to sound off about the press at the convention. On Sunday, at a panel hosted by Harvard's Shorenstein Center, Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell called coverage of Barack Obama's campaign "embarrassing"

"He is running for the most important office in the world," Rendell said. "He basically got a free pass." Rendell also described MSNBC derisively as "the official network of the Obama campaign."

Strickland was one of Clinton's strongest supporters and helped her carry the Ohio primary in March. In his critique, he did not single out any commentators by name. But he was sharply critical of the treatment Clinton got at two debates just before the Ohio primary, noting that she was repeatedly asked questions first, giving Obama the benefit of being able to shape his answer in response to hers. . . .

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just because Bill was impeached, I guess all should be peachy. Both should have been indicted for their crimes. How soon we forget. Just when you couldn't believe things could get worse, we "elect", and I use the term loosly, "The Village Idiot"

8/26/2008 10:42 AM  
Anonymous doug in colorado said...

I think there was a significant backlash against the Bush-bashing dems in 2004, and I think they see that if the press is this far over the top, a lot of Americans will be turned off by the Obama Worship...it will be interesting to see if it splashes down the ticket to hurt Dems running for house, senate, governor and dogcatcher...

8/26/2008 4:39 PM  

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