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UNIVERSITY OF COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATISM (what is this?) 

 

COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATISM 601*
*The compassionate media's moral clarity, honesty and integrity on Al Gore

As a brief diversion from the Bush administration, (or maybe not), in this course you will learn about the abundant moral clarity, honesty (as opposed to lies, deception or intent to deceive) and integrity displayed by the Compassionate Media of the United States (sometimes referred to as the so-called liberal media - SCLM), in the context of Al Gore. This will give you some insight into how the fourth estate complemented the third in bringing the moral giant George W. Bush into office. 

This section is reproduced almost as-is from the Gore media bias page in eRiposte.

 

Last Update: March 2003

Perpetrator(s) in the Media Myth, Lie, Deceit,
Bias, Denial or Just 
Plain B.S.
 
Compassion on
Proof provided by Date
Most media
Ceci Connolly (WP)
Katherine Seelye (NYT)
Media bias against Gore MSNBC Hardball transcript 
in which Bush's pet-puppy
Fineman concedes Bush 
in "control of the Press."

Jane Hall
Columbia Journalism 
Review

Daily Howler
1, 2,
3

Jake Tapper
Salon

Eric Boehlert
Rolling Stone 
1, 2

Dwight Meredith
Politics, Law and Autism

Robert Parry
Consortium News

Scott Rosenberg
Salon

Paul Waldman
The American Prospect

Eric Alterman
The Nation

Various
Pretty much all the mainstream 
media (NYT, WP, NBC, 
Faux News Channel (esp. 
the serial liar Sean Hannity
, etc.) and of course
the non-mainstream media
(e.g., Rush L, 
Washington Times)
The "Love Canal"

The "Love Story"
 issue 
Robert Parry 
Washington Monthly 
Consortium News

Scott Shepard
Cox News

Eric Boehlert
Rolling Stone

Daily Howler

Urban Legend 
Zeitgeist

4/00
2/00


4/00?


12/01

9/00

?/?

Mainstream and right-wing media

Wired News in particular, 
WP, AP, USA Today, others

The "Internet" Daily Howler

Phil Agre
Red Rock Eater Digest

Scott Shepard
Cox News

Richard Wiggins
First Monday

12/02

10/00


4/00


10/00

Washington Times

Faux News Channel

Buddhist temple
visit / "fundraising"
Daily Howler
1, 2, 3

Joe Conason
Salon 1, 2

Eric Boehlert
Salon

7-9/00

6/00


10/00

Tony Blankley
(Washington Times)
and other right-wing media
Gore and the internal 
combustion engine
Daily Howler

Gregg Easterbrook
The New Republic

Richard Prasad
Democratic 
Underground

Sam Parry
Consortium News

8/02

2/03


1/02

4/01

Right-wing media 
(for the most part)

Sometimes others too (e.g.,
CNN)

The fact that (conservative)
 media is based on GOP/
RW talking points
Ben Fritz
Spinsanity

E. J. Dionne
Washington Post

Paul Krugman
New York Times

Daily Howler
1, 2, 3, 4

12/02


12/02

11/02

8-12/02

Washington Times, AP, etc. (a) Floodgate (NH)

(b) Gore's years' as 
a journalist

(c) Childhood lullaby
"Look for the Union Label"

(a) Jake Tapper
Salon

(a)-(c)
Eric Boehlert

Rolling Stone

Daily Howler

8/99

12/01

8/99

Various (e.g., Bill Sammon's 
lie-ridden book)
Gore trying to "steal the
election"
Daily Howler

More to come!

6/01
Various Boyhood farm 
experiences

and

"Fancy Hotel" Home

Daily Howler
1, 2

Scott Shepard
Cox News

10/00
8/02

4/00

Boston Globe,

Sean Hannity (Faux 
News Channel)
Gore on his father's
civil rights record
Daily Howler
1, 2

CNN

Urban Legend 
Zeitgeist

5/00
12/02

12/98

?/?

Some news media

Recently, E. D. Hill (Faux 
News Channel)

(a) Mother's and dog's 
Arthritis medicine;
(b) Sister in Peace Corps;
(c) Taking Tobacco money
(d) Law school, "brilliant
student", divinity school
(e) Arrest of corrupt 
criminals
(f) Class action lawsuit
by Blacks in Secret Service
(g) Black maid sitting 
out in hot car
(a)-(f)
Urban Legend 
Zeitgeist

(f), (g) Daily Howler

?/?

 

12/02

Jeff Greenfield (CNN) and
others
Gore's Presidential debate
performance and on who
really won the debates
(fact: Gore won)
Daily Howler
1, 2, 3,
4, 5

Eric Boehlert
Salon

5-6/01
8/02

10/00

Faux News Channel

Frank Rich (New York Times)

Gore's supposed volte-
face or equivocation
on Iraq  
Daily Howler
1, 2, 3

Read Al Gore's speech
USA Today

11/02

9/02

9/02

Michael Kelly (WP) Gore on Al Qaeda Dwight Meredith
Politics, Law and Autism
10/02
CNN, WP, New York Times, 
Salon, NRO, etc.

(example offenders:
Ceci Connelly, Katharine 
Seelye, Judy Woodruff)

(a) "Lies on" 
Bradley's plan

(b) So-called hypocrisy on
single-payer healthcare

(a) Daily Howler
1, 2

(b) Brendan Nyhan
Spinsanity

(b) Daily Howler 
(scroll down)

8/02

 

11/02

Peter Beinart (New Republic)

Gore's position on 
repeal of future tax
cuts

Daily Howler 11/02
Newsweek, MSNBC, CNN,
New York Times, etc.

(e.g., Howard Fineman 
(MSNBC),
Adam Nagourney (NYT), 
Dan Balz (WP), 
Katharine Seelye (NYT))

(a) Gore's reinvention/
makeover and "search 
for persona"

(b) Gore's "bitterness"

Daily Howler
1

2 

3

11/02

11/02

12/02

Mainstream and right-wing media Gore and Willie Horton USA Today
citing
Micheal Dukakis

Daily Howler
1
, 2

1/00

 

11-12/02

Chris Matthews (MSNBC) Gore's "lack of"
"American-ness"
Daily Howler 8/02
Various (a) Gore-Clinton link

and simultaneously

(b) Gore's refusal to 
run on Clinton's success!

(c) Gore will do 
"anything to win"

Daily Howler
1, 2, 3
8/02
Will Saletan (Slate) 
among others
Gore's "scriptedness"
or "stiffness"
Daily Howler

Jake Tapper
Salon

10/02

8/99

Ceci Connelly (WP) Gore's "relentless"
fundraising etc.
(outrageous - since she
knew Bush was expected 
to raise more
)
Daily Howler
1, 2, 3
4/99
Various Gore and Naomi Wolf Daily Howler
1, 2, 3
(read third article - it has links
to extensive documentation of 
the media lies on Naomi Wolf 
and Gore)
12/02

2-3/03

Brian Williams (MSNBC) 
- mostly

Howard Fineman (MSNBC)

(a) Gore's wardrobe 
(outrageous!)

(b) Gore's personality

(c) Gore's poll #s in NY

Daily Howler
1, 2, 3, 4

Lars-Erik Nelson
The American Prospect

12/01 

10/99
Various 
(esp. Maureen Dowd, NYTimes)
Gore's beard and "girth" Daily Howler
1, 2
8/01
Various (a) Gore "losing support" 
from Blacks, Unions

(b) Gore's "frustration"

Eric Boehlert
Salon
11/00
Various Sarasota high school
crowding
Eric Boehlert
Salon
10/00
Ceci Connelly (WP) Gore's military 
lottery number
Daily Howler 8/02
Various (a) Gore's meeting with
Gen. Westmoreland

(b) Gore v. Bradley

(c) Gore's position on 
Elian Gonzalez

Eric Boehlert
Salon

Daily Howler
(scroll to the bottom)

10/00


4/00

Various Gore being a "Sore
Loser.."
Robert Parry
Consortium News
7/01
Brit Hume (Faux News Channel) Gore's campaign deliberately 
causing traffic jam during 
NH primary to block Bradley 
voters
Daily Howler 2/03
Various (e.g., Bill Keller NYT) Gore running a bad
campaign
Daily Howler 8/02
Liberals Gore not fighting enough
in Florida
Nancy Kuhn
Buzz Flash
4/02

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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