Distorted balance

Scott Rosenberg: “The greatest achievement of the right over the past decade — oh, setting aside the seizure of ‘all three branches of government’ in the wake of a disputed election, the plundering of the Treasury, and the derailing of the war on al-Qaida — is this: By a wide swath of American opinion-makers, ‘balance’ is understood to mean that the usual welter of mainstream American voices needs to be weighed down by a gang of beady-eyed ideologues on right-wing think-tank payrolls who can barely construct a sensible argument.”

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