The traditional media are so petrified of being called “liberal” that they are prepared to allow the Breitbarts of the world to become their assignment editors. […] When an outlandish charge for which there is no evidence is treated as an on-the-one-hand-and-on-the-other-hand issue, the liars win.

This E.J. Dionne Jr. column from yesterday’s Washington Post is not only a “must read” piece, it’s a scathing indictment of the “shameful” actions of the Obama Administration and the power of the mainstream media to create false memes. (Al Gore’s “invention” of the Internet and health care bill “death panels” are two examples.)

As if that weren’t shameful enough: a reminder: the GOP is promoting Andrew Breitbart as the centerpiece of a Beverly Hills fundraiser.

KATHY GILL, Technology Policy Analyst
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