ABCwatch

Tim Blair

Ombudsgod

New Criterion

 

 

Wednesday, September 29, 2004
 
SAFIRE BURNS KERRY

"In a scheduled commercial Kerry personally approved, just before charging that George Bush had no plan to get us out of Iraq, the Democratic campaign underscored the message [terrorist leader Abu Musab] Zarqawi has been sending: 'Americans,' said Kerry's announcer, 'are being kidnapped, held hostage, even beheaded.'

"It's bad enough for some thoughtless media outlets to become an echo chamber for scare propaganda; it's worse when the nominee of a major party approves its use to press his antiwar candidacy."