Sunday, September 02, 2007

Captain's Quarters, Media Leader

This morning, George Stephanopoulos, anchor of ABC News' This Week, needed a media reference point from which to leverage his discussion about the tribulations of Senator Larry Craig (R-ID). Sen. Craig had just announced his intent to resign from the Senate over his involvement in a sex sting.

George was engaged in a split-creen remote interview with Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and the Chair of the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, Senator John Ensign (R-NV). To make his point, comparing the treatment of Senator Craig to others, George didn't go to The New York Times or the Wall Street Journal for support.

No, when George needed a clear, concise and thoughtful leverage point, he turned to Ed Morrissey and Captain's Quarters, and quoted Ed with reference to Senator Craig (and with ABC's edits noted)

He didn't plead guilty in court, but u(U)nlike Craig, he openly admits he broke the law and solicited prostitutes. Others serving in Congress at the moment have pleaded guilty to misdemeanors of more import than disorderly conduct without being forced to resign. If morality and credibility are at issue, why isn't Vitter being held to that standard?
This is to my knowledge the first time any blogger has held the exclusive media reference position on any of the "big three" Sunday morning talking head shows.

Congratulations to Ed for this well-deserved recognition.

And Ed, Eire go Brach!

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