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Right-wing blogs ignore facts to claim ‘liberal bias.’

By Matt Corley on November 14, 2007 at 9:52 am

"Right-wing blogs ignore facts to claim ‘liberal bias.’"

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Yesterday, Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas announced that he “will become a Newsweek contributor for the 2008 presidential campaign.” Right-wing blogs Stop the ACLU and Newsbusters jumped on the news as proof of “liberal bias.” But in their haste to confirm their own assumptions, both blogs ignored the fact that Newsweek is “balancing” Kos with a yet-to-be named conservative:

But Newsweek is “balancing” me out with someone that should make heads on our side explode. Announcement on that name is still a couple of days off.

Somehow, even though this bit of information is contained in their posts, they are still trying to claim that Markos Moulitsas being “balanced” by a conservative writer is proof of liberal bias at Newsweek.

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