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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Mr. Disingenuous

As mentioned before, Dan Kennedy's Medianation blog is not a bad source for Boston media news and some national stuff as well, Were it were a boat, You would notice a definite list to port. Fair enough, no one should have a problem with that.

When I saw the comment he left on the SaveWrko site, I almost fell off my chair,

Brian: I am not an Obama "supporter." If you guessed whom I plan to vote for, I'm sure you'd get it right. But that doesn't make me a supporter. I vote, but I support no one.

Posted by: Dan Kennedy at October 15, 2008 09:36 AM

The man might not endorse Obama on his blog, but he has dug up every bit of dirt he could find on McCain Palin and run with it as fast as he could.

To then claim he does not support the team is embarrassing and a bit shameful. He might excue it by saying gee, I wish someone else was the nominee but lesser of two evils. Still, you don't put out that much effort to blacken the other side and say I'm not a supporter.

After all, is there nothing he could report a little negative about Obama. Nah.

I don't really see how any thinking person can back either cargo cult, but Dan is a man of no balance and to me that equals support.


Dan Kennedy said...

Tvoh: I make no bones about being a liberal. But I support no one and I endorse no one. I do vote. That's not hypocrisy. That is a fact.

It is very important that a journalist, even an opinion journalist, not go around saying, "I'm voting for X, and you should, too." That would indeed make me a "supporter." The fact is that I've never written anything remotely like that.

I think the problem is that if a person has made clear for whom he will vote, you think that makes him a "supporter" of that person. It doesn't. It just means you're going to vote for him. I make no campaign contributions, I have no bumper stickers, no signs on my lawn, nothing.

tvoh said...


A constant of your blog is a bias against McCain Palin, Fair enough. We all have biases.

However saying "I make no campaign contributions, I have no bumper stickers, no signs on my lawn, nothing," is irrelevant as your blog is the contribution, the bumper sticker, the sign.