Evan Thomas on CNN today admitted that his previous quote saying that anti-Bush bias was worth 15% was a stupid thing to say. But he wasn't discounting the substance of what he was saying. He still agrees that the media by and large supports Kerry and wants Kerry to win. Howard Kurtz asked if that colored their coverage of the campaign, even at Newsweek. And Thomas basically agreed that it did, even at his magazaine. Well, I'm glad he recognizes it. I just wish he'd do something about it.
Dana Milbank of the Washington Post is also on the show. He basically agrees with the ABC memo that Bush distorts things more. Milbank qualifies that by saying that that was true a few weeks ago, but that since the debates began Kerry has realized that there is no penalty if he just makes stuff up. Has anyone seen Milbank write stories about all the fiction in the Kerry campaign. Don't you remember his writing about how the Bush White House looks at facts as malleable things. Nope, if you search for Dana Milbank + facts + Kerry on Google, most hits are for his story saying that Bush is more negative in his ads than Kerry and other attacks on Bush's misuse of facts in attacking Kerry. Seems like Milbank has a one-sided interest in fact-checking. Blech on him. In my oppinion, Milbank is the Adam Clymer of this campaign.