Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Ho Howie

Howie sez:

As evidence of the media's "hard right bias," former Democratic operative David Sirota objects to the cover on "right wing crazy person Ann Coulter" and asks: "When was the last time you saw someone of equal (if not more) importance on the left promoted on the cover of America's mainstream magazines?"

Um---Time's cover on Michael Moore?

Howie, the key word is "promoted." For Ann Coulter, the caption was "Is she serious or just having fun?"

For Michael Moore, it was "Is this good for America?" Some promotion.

...and, as people point out, Moore was actually news at the time, while Coulter is not. So, a cover story is "promotion" and not "news."