17 August 2004

They should all be embarrassed

Editors for these newspapers all over the country, who published an automated Republican chain letter piece as a "letter to the editor".
The GW04 site has handy templates for letters to the editor. See the top one on the list:
New job figures and other recent economic data show that America's economy is strong and getting stronger - and that the President's jobs and growth plan is working. The Labor Department announced that employers added 288,000 new jobs in April. In total, over 1.1 million jobs have been added since August, with 8 consecutive months of gains.

Now google that entire phrase, and see the results. About 60 newspapers have run that letter, sent by GOP automatons too stupid to vary the wording even a tiny bit.

Some people say there is a liberal media bias, yet legions of printed newspapers served as RNC lapdogs. Or is it just a question of incompetence, or loathsome laziness? I cannot fathom of editors, or checkers, or whoever serves in the blessing role, who are completely ignorant of internet search mechanics.