Along the Tracks

Friday, August 09, 2002

The pulse of the nation?

On “The Newshour with Jim Lehrer” Wednesday, four newspaper editors from across the country were invited to discuss the “national mood” concerning Iraq. Three of the four ranged from moderately critical of any attack to psychotically unhinged at the very though of an attack. Only one supported the Bush administration’s moves toward war. The three “antis” of course cited their own “readership” in slamming the idea of a pre-emptive strike.

Meanwhile, the latest polls show about 70 percent of Americans favor such a strike.

So, was “The Newshour” biased in its choice of commentators. I doubt it. Is the media establishment really that fringe-left and out of touch in its worldview? Bingo.

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