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  1. Politics

    The Associated Press Goes South

    January 19, 2004 11:26 AM

    Readers hit us with a flurry of emails on this one: Sunday evening Patrick Condon of the Associated Press filed a dispatch on Sen. John Edwards' surging campaign. In the second paragraph, he wrote: "'The South is not George... Continue reading

  2. Politics

    Telling Detail

    January 18, 2004 04:10 PM

    There's a world of difference between the detail and the telling detail, and while the weekend's campaign coverage contains plenty of the former, you can never have too much of the latter. It's one day until the voices of Iowa... Continue reading

  3. Politics

    Alright, Chorus, All Together Now …

    January 18, 2004 04:06 PM

    Electability. Electability. Electability. In case you haven't read today's papers yet, Campaign Desk is here to inform you that electability is the prevalent theme in Sunday's campaign coverage. It may or may not be high in the minds... Continue reading

  4. Behind the News

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Converge on One Story

    January 16, 2004 12:34 PM

    The echo chamber is vibrating with full force after yesterday's distortion of Gen. Wes Clark's 2002 testimony to the House Armed Services Committee, courtesy of the Republican National Committee, as passed along as gospel by Matt Drudge. At one point... Continue reading

  5. Politics

    Drudge: The Ellipse as a Tool of Deception

    January 15, 2004 05:18 PM

    Thursday afternoon, the Drudge Report chimed in with a grossly incorrect headline, "Wes Clark Made Case For Iraq War Before Congress; Transcript Revealed" atop an article designed to distort the General's position. In excerpting Clark's testimony before the... Continue reading

  6. Politics

    Which AP Writer Are You Reading?

    January 15, 2004 12:17 PM

    It's not unusual for any news outlet to get one thing right and another thing wrong on a given day. But, in their Wednesday coverage of the tightening race in New Hampshire between Howard Dean and Wes Clark, the Associated... Continue reading

  7. Politics

    Slate’s Misleading Shots at Gen. Clark

    January 14, 2004 06:00 PM

    By Thomas Lang Slate took on Gen. Wesley Clark on Monday of this week, and proceeded to shoot itself in the foot. Writer Chris Suellentrop's rounded up six Clark quotes that he felt demonstrate Clark's "propensity for speaking imprecisely... Continue reading

  8. Bio

    Thomas Lang

    Thomas Lang was a writer at CJR Daily.

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