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Thursday fun video: Tired of Specter hype?

If you think Sen. Arlen Specter’s change of party affiliation should have been reported like this:

“So this guy, Arlen Specter, he used to be a Democrat long time ago, then he was a Republican, and then this week, he like became a Democrat again….

Or if you’re just tired of TV news reporters trying to make this into the biggest event of the week, you will probably really enjoy Jon Stewart’s take on it.


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Changeling
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And in defending themselves against liberal bias, have any of the television networks bothered to look back at how the Democratic switches to the GOP were reported in 1995-96. For example, did they make quite as big of a deal out of Ben Nighthorse Campbell’s decision?

Although I haven’t checked, but I’d bet the rent they didn’t.

Wednesday’s fun video: If you went to bed early last night

Tired of hearing about Arlen Specter becoming a Democrat? Barack Obama hitting the 100 day mark? Us too, except for when Jon Stewart reports it.

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Tuesday video: Specter announces switch

As promised, better video on the Arlen Specter defection/switch/change/betrayal. This includes footage from the senator himself.

Tuesday video: Specter switching sides

Some early video on Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania deciding to switch from the Republicans to the Democrats.

Admittedly it’s a bit annoying, particularly the number of times the MSNBC reporter says it’s “huge.” We’ll try to find better video, with a bit more thoughtful reporting…although, this is, after all, cable television.

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