Democrat's Victory In Terror War Plan and the Hanauer/Foley MSM Bias Index
- Work foreign intelligence to get a plum appointment on the House Intelligence Committee.
- Use the access to confidental documents provided by the Committee position to leak anti-Bush sections of the confidential National Intelligence Estimate to the New York Times.
- If all else fails, conspire with the intelligence services of the enemy to bring down the President.
As for the most fantastic of these tales, the Kennedy proposal to KGB chief Andropov to work together to bring down Reagan, that's from a book The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism by Paul Kengor, which led to a CNS story and a blogstorm. MSM coverage is to date nonexistent; a Nexis search for "Kennedy and Andropov" for the last week yields no MSM stories yet. We'll be tracking that over the next several days.
In terms of media influence on the election, a new Cheat-Seeking Missiles index, the Hanauer/Foley Index*, shows that MSM is still tilting left -- 481 Hanauer stories and 990 Foley stories -- but let's track this over the next few days. (It is astonishing that Foley is still running 1,000 stories a day ... he's the JonBenet of politics!)
Hauer/Foley MSM Bias Index: Left 2All this conspiratorial dirt against our nation is breaking at a time that it stop big GOP losses in November -- if it gets sustained coverage, if it trumps war fatigue, and if patriotism can win out over Bush hatred.
* How the Index works: Perfect MSM balance yields an index of 0, as stories of alleged NIE report leaker Larry Hanauer balance stories of Mark Foley's homosexual lust scandals. Less coverage of Hanauer/more coverage of Foley yields a "left" score, indicating leftist bias, with the number preceding "left" indicating the number of times greater Foley's coverage is. Greater Hanauer/lesser Foley coverage yields a "right" score with a similar multiplier.
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