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Maintaining Deniability

Media coverage of the controversy surrounding John Kerry’s service record seems to be somewhat less than sure-footed. Still, the media seem to really like the story, based on what can only be described as saturation coverage.

Where the coverage is a little slippery is in the way they are fashioning what they have to say to allow for, without embarrassment, an eventual “smoking gun” that resolves the charges and countercharges. To the extent that this situation promotes fair and balanced coverage, we should be grateful.

Posted by jbv at August 25, 2004 11:50 AM