Tuesday, August 26, 2008

And the public gets what the public wants, again

And they wonder why bloggers disparage the Traditional Media? Tonight, Chris Matthews repeated the oft-debunked zombie lie about Sen. Bob Casey Sr. and the '92 Democratic convention:
In fact, as Media Matters for America has repeatedly documented, other Democrats who opposed abortion rights spoke at that convention and at every convention since, so Casey's opposition to abortion rights could not have been the sole reason he was not given a speaking role. Additionally, The New Republic's Michael Crowley reported in 1996: "According to those who actually doled out the 1992 convention speaking slots, Casey was denied a turn for one simple reason: his refusal to endorse the Clinton-Gore ticket."

I mean, c'mon, dude! Do some research, don't just pull crap out of your butt. This myth keeps repeating itself, and having "respected" guys like Matthews repeating it doesn't help.