Bob Kerrey: a case of dog bites man

Byline: | Category: 2008 Presidential Election, Iraq, Media | Posted at: Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Have you noticed that whenever a Republican of some national prominence says anything negative about America’s Iraq policy, that it’s greeted with rapt media attention? (Think Chuck Hagel)

This morning, however, former Democratic Senator Bob Kerrey says that the war in Iraq is central to the war against Islamic terrorism, and the media apparently responds with deafening silence.

Instead of jumping to the conclusion that the differing treatments are indicative of media bias, might it be dog bites man?  Perhaps the existence of pro-war Democrats is more common than anti-war Republicans, and that’s why it’s not news.

If I were a Democratic presidential candidate dependent on every Democratic vote to win next November, the possibility that not all Democrats are anti-war, and might be looking for a Democratic “how to win the war” message, would concern me.

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2 Responses to “Bob Kerrey: a case of dog bites man”

  1. Bob Krumm » The wrong Kerrey Says:

    […] 2nd UPDATE: . . . former Democratic Senator Bob Kerrey says that the war in Iraq is central to the war against Islamic terrorism and the media apparently responds with deafening silence. […]

  2. Brian H Says:

    The gatekeepers are having to work harder and harder.

    Senator Kerry said all the right things to serve as a seed for crystallizing a sane Democratic position. Whether there is enough sanity in solution to actually come together is hard to say, though.