forum update update
I neglected to mention the Washington Post's take on the silliness in Waco; it comes in an article, an analysis and an editorial in today's edition.
The Bull Moose (no permalink) also has a wonderful column today in which he points out another underrepresented group I hadn't considered--conservative economists.
Don't expect W. to readily adopt any of the economic proposals that emanate from the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal anytime soon. Conservative policy wonks were apoplectic that they were excluded from the Waco economic forum. Of course, that forum had less political diversity than a meeting of the North Korean People's Congress in Pyongyang. Maximum leader Kim Jong Il receives less fawning adulation than W. got Tuesday at Baylor.
...along the way, the Moose offhandedly skewers the canard of the "liberal" media:
Is there liberal bias in the media? Sure, and so what? There is a conservative in the White House and right wingers are largely dominant on Capitol Hill. Obviously if there is bias, it is dramatically inept and counter-productive.
Conservative punditry is widespread - perhaps even dominant - in the media today. Although it is true that many former Democratic operatives work in the media, they often bend over backwards to mute their bias leaving the left under-represented. [emphasis mine] Ask yourself - who is a greater object of ridicule in the press, Bush or Gore? And can anyone argue that Clinton got a free ride with the New York Times?