Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Our "Objective" press 
Senior Kerry advisor Tad Devine is on the right track, but chastises Little Russ for the wrong things.
MR. DEVINE: The general and the admiral, who served, have the right to speak out on this issue. Senator Kerry wants to focus on the real issues of this campaign, but when he is attacked by lies, by people like the authors, for example, of this book, who have been demonstrated to be both liars and bigots, he will stand up and he will speak out. And that's what's going on right now.

MR. RUSSERT: But do they have a right to speak out just like Turner and Clark?

MR. DEVINE: Sure, but they don't have a right to lie, Tim. And that's what's going on right now. They are lying to the American people. And we will send the truth to the American people. And let me tell you something, John Kerry is not going to allow to happen to him what these guys did to John McCain four years ago.

via (the other) Roger Ailes
It's not that liars have no right to speak - they can say whatever the hell they want. It's that outlets like Russert's NBC have no obligation to give airtime to liars. In fact they have an active obligation NOT to give equal weight to "both sides" when they know that one of the sides is lying.

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