I hit "Next Blog" and happened to come across an article on The Carpetbagger Report which criticized NewsMax, a politically conservative news magazine that reportedly pulled uber-gushingly flattering remarks about Ann Romney's appearance, after criticism about the unbalenced nature of those remarks started appearing in the media. They noted that this happened not long after publishing similarly gushing comments about Mitt's "Sensational Good Looks".
The Carpetbagger Journal described the covert changes, NewsMax did not tell its readers of the changes in the story, it just made the gushing words go puff in the intermist, as "unethical".
Of course, one has to wonder, if a publication is not actually publishing News, per se, is it held to the standards of journalism?
However, all this is not the real reason for this post, amusing as it might be to make fun of such Republican love-fest antics.
In the comments to the post, a brilliant reader known only as "Former Dan" wrote a brilliant musical parody that captures the essence of the struggle. I apologize that the attribution did not go into the "Clipped" version, I have to figure out how to edit that today.
- The Carpetbagger Report - http://www.thecarpetbaggerreport.com -
"So, read NewsMax: the Tiger Beat of the 2008 Republican Primary."
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