Thursday, September 12, 2002

The Los Angeles Times continues to show its liberal slant. THE MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER HAS ALREADY DOCUMENTED the overuse of the term "far-right" by the media. The L.A. Times helps prove the point with an article titled, "FAR-RIGHT PARTY IN AUSTRIA AT A CROSSROADS." (You may need to register to read the article, but it's free and quick.)

The first paragraph from the article reads, "A squabble within the party of right-wing populist Joerg Haider has thrown Austrian politics into chaos, opening the possibility that a country widely criticized for bringing the far right into government two years ago will remove it in elections late this year." The writer was able to use "right-wing" and "far right" in the first sentence alone. In all, the short article uses "far right" four times.

But here's the best sentence: "In addition to the Freedom Party and Schuessel's center-right People's Party, Austria's main parties are the left-leaning Social Democrats and the Greens." The L.A. Times just called socialists and Greens "left-leaning." Not far-left or extreme-left, it's "left-leaning." Austria's Green Party WEBSITE IS IN GERMAN, but if you want to read more about the extreme left-wing policies of European Greens, check out the EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF GREEN PARTIES.

GREEN PARTY UPDATE: Disgraced racist Georgia Democratic congresswoman CYNTHIA MCKINNEY IS BEING URGED BY GREEN PARTY OFFICIALS to run for president in 2004.