Monday, October 20, 2003

False Idol: Although the news media isn't pushing a liberal agenda, newspapers and news networks are definitely guilty of over-sensationalizing their stories. Read Howard Kurtz's article about how the Los Angeles Times and NBC were in cahoots to play up the story about Lt. General William Boykin, the Pentagon spokesman who touted America's Judeo-Christian values, and compared the Muslim terrorists to Satan.

The story itself about Boykin is newsworthy, especially considering the cultural sensitivity the Bush administration is trying to stress in keeping religious references out of the war rhetoric. But it's amazing how the two news organizations worked together to boost up the play of the story. Read here.


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