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Media Monday

| Monday, May 31, 2004

Here are some of the latest outrageous, sometimes humorous, quotes from or about the liberal media, courtesy of the Media Research Center:

More like a light rat-a-tat-tat: "Despite the president's support, there's a steadily growing political and public opinion drumbeat calling for (Defense Secretary Donald) Rumsfeld's resignation."

-- NBC's Jim Miklaszewski on May 11 "Today." Later that day, a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll reported 64 percent wanted Mr. Rumsfeld to ... stay.

Giggling liberals: "The other day, while taking a break by the Al-Hamra Hotel pool ... I was accosted by an American magazine journalist of serious accomplishment and impeccable liberal credentials. ... She came to the point. Not only had she 'known' the Iraq war would fail, but she considered it essential that it did so because this would ensure the 'evil' George W. Bush would no longer be running her country. Her editors back on the East Coast were giggling, she said, over what a disaster Iraq had turned out to be. 'Lots of us talk about how awful it would be if this worked out.'"

-- London Daily Telegraph reporter Toby Harnden, from the May 15 edition of The Spectator, recounting a conversation in a Baghdad hotel.

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