Press Still Turning
Still slowly, but in ways medium and small (not yet big), the press is continuing to be less sycophantic towards the administration (see posts here, here, and the initial post here). Josh Marshall picks up on this phenomenon in this post [emphasis mine]:
Actually, in my Wednesday morning column in The Hill I said that there really is no new debate or new scandal. It’s really more that it’s suddenly become acceptable to discuss what everyone knew for the last year or so: that is, that the administration was willfully misrepresenting the evidence both on WMD and a purported link to al Qaida.
I keep harping on this point because if the press turns on Bush then Kerry or Edwards has a decent shot in 2004.
P.S. Yes, I left Dr. Dean out of the list of people with a chance in ’04. (That’s what the comments are for).