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Friday, July 06, 2007

Where's your liberal media now?

Over at the Time Blog, they're taking a look at the public opinion on impeachment. Compared to 1998, when the Republicans started impeachment proceedings over Clinton's perjury on Monica Lewinsky, nearly twice the number of Americans support beginning impeachment proceedings against President Bush (45%) and VP Cheney (54%). In 1998, the comparable figure was 26%.

And yet, there's scarcely a peep from the big media establishment about removing this President, despite his lying about Iraq, use of signing statements, clemency powers, and many other issues that undermine the rule of law.

From January 1 to July 7, 1998, Lexis Nexis shows 71 (+2 letters to the editor) newspaper headlines and 5 magazine/journal articles with the terms "impeach" and "Clinton." From January 1 to July 7, 2007, there are only 40 stories (+6 letters to the editor) and 1 magazine story on impeaching President Bush.

C'mon CNN, where's one of those famous scrolling headlines with the ubiquitous question mark?
"Is it time to impeach the president?"

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