From a Kos diary: If a Senate Minority Leader Gives a Speech,
… to the National Press Club, a major policy speech, and hardly anybody reports it, has he made a sound?
[. . .] CNN? Nothing.
Fox News? Nothing.
New York Times? Nothing.
Washington Post? Nothing?
Sometimes, many of us are quick to criticize our Democratic leaders for not being aggressive enough, for not stating what their positive goals are for the country, instead of merely outlining their opposition to the Republican agenda.
But in truth doesn’t the fault primarily lie with our illustrious media? The same media that accepted the propaganda that led us to the Iraq quagmire. That gave the Swift Boat Vets all the free PR they could ask for to slander and lie about John Kerry’s military career. That time and time again has dropped the ball regarding, or simply ignored, stories of Bush’s deceits and Republican scandals like Gannongate, Valerie Plame, The Medicaire Prescription Drug Boondoggle, the Downing Street Minutes, Tom Delay’s ethics, ad infinitum.
Isn’t our media as much or more to blame as our Democratic leadership for the spread of this profoundly undemocratic Repblican hegemony?
Go read the rest.
I wrote about this yesterday.
A lot of bloggers, readers here and commenters at other blogs complain that the Democrats don’t speak out enough. I think what is going on is that they are speaking out, every day, and the media is not covering it.
Bloggers, let’s get on this. Our readers shouldn’t be blaming the Democrats for this.