Friday, June 17, 2005

What liberal media?

Hugh Hewitt notes that, "Not one editorial word from the big newspapers" on Dick Durbin's comments. He is wondering,
Has the elite MSM grown so craven and so protective of the Democratic Party that it will refuse to comment on the Durbin slander?

I think the answer is YES.

From the Media Research Center,
But while the networks kept their spotlight on the U.S. military's conduct, none of last night's broadcasts bothered to note a Tuesday speech by Minority Whip Dick Durbin — the second highest ranking Democrat in the Senate. Describing the treatment of al-Qaeda terrorists at the Guantanamo prison — including allegations that inmates are kept too hot or too cold, or forced to stay awake — Durbin wildly charged that "you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime, Pol Pot or others, that had no concern for human beings."

The comparison could not be more absurd. As reporter Rowan Scarborough noted in Thursday's Washington Times, "About 9 million persons, including 6 million Jews, died in Hitler's death camps, 2.7 million persons died in Stalin's gulags and 1.7 million Cambodians died in Pol Pot's scourge of his country. No prisoners have died at Guantanamo...."