Tuesday, March 02, 2004
MEDIA BIAS? Wonkette wonders when she sees this photo of Richard Perle. One reader replies:
Reader J.N.W. has an excellent point: "That Perle photo is pretty poor evidence of a liberal media. . . . Really, that could well have been the most flattering photo they had."I don't care too much for Perle, his particular brand of foreign policy recommendations, or the way in which he has pushed them. But I have noticed a number of times in both web and television media in which Perle is depicted in a less than flattering light. Is he simply a completely un-photogenic subject? Well, not exactly. Journalists looking for a simple, unobjectionable image of Washington's most famous neo-con might start at his AEI webpage. It took me all of ten seconds to find this and I can't imagine Perle or the AEI protesting if a journalist used it for their story. So, when I see pictures like the one Wonkette links to I have to conclude that the reporter is either biased or horribly lazy.