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NBC Acknowledges Ranking of Kerry as the Most Liberal Senator
Media Research Center ^ | 3-2-04 | Brent Baker

Posted on 03/02/2004 2:44:23 PM PST by FlyLow

A story on Monday’s NBC Nightly News made brief mention of how a new National Journal rating of Congress for 2003 ranked Senator John Kerry as the most liberal Senator in the entire chamber, but only in the context of how John Edwards isn’t much less liberal and so may not do much as a VP candidate to help Kerry in the South. NBC’s Tim Russert also raised the ranking in the roundtable on Sunday’s Meet the Press and Dan Rather asked Kerry about it during Sunday’s CBS News debate with the Democratic presidential candidates, but the topic didn’t make it onto Sunday or Monday’s CBS Evening News, nor onto ABC.

Monday night on NBC, Campbell Brown provided a story on the chances that Kerry will pick John Edwards as his running mate. Brown noted: “It’s unclear Edwards can help deliver Southern states. He’s only won South Carolina so far. Neither candidate has produced any major legislation in Congress. And while a recent survey named Kerry the most liberal Senator, Edwards was just behind at number four.”

On screen, NBC credited the “National Journal 2003 Vote Ratings” and listed four names under the “Most Liberal Senators” heading: John Kerry (D-Mass.) Jack Reed (D-RI) Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) John Edwards (D-NC)

NationalJournal.com is a paid subscription site, but Saturday’s Washington Times carried a story by Stephen Dinan about the new ratings, “List says Kerry top Senate liberal.” Dinan also noted how “the Americans for Democratic Action, a prominent liberal advocacy group, gives Mr. Kerry a lifetime career rating of 92 on a 100-point scale, with 100 being the most liberal. Mr. Kerry's rating is higher than fellow Democratic candidate Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio Democrat.” For Dinan’s February 28 story: www.washtimes.com


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004; kerry; kerryrecord; massachusettsliberal; mrc; nationaljournal; nbc

1 posted on 03/02/2004 2:44:24 PM PST by FlyLow
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To: FlyLow
Man, I guess Hillary tightened the lockbox on somebody at NBC.
2 posted on 03/02/2004 2:47:03 PM PST by Sloth (We cannot defeat foreign enemies of the Constitution if we yield to the domestic ones.)
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To: FlyLow
This is not totally relevant but after watching several "news" shows today and Kerry on Imus this a.m. I am just wishing there were a few...just a couple...of Democratic candidates that I had the least amount of respect for.

Every last one of them seems to be insincere, megomanical, two-faced, and power-crazy......but.....there is one thing.....except for Kucinich....they got nice hair!

3 posted on 03/02/2004 2:50:14 PM PST by JimVT
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To: JimVT
Lieberman, while a flip flopper and political opportunist probably has the most integrity among the dems. Hes not a craven scumbag like most of them.
4 posted on 03/02/2004 3:03:05 PM PST by LongsforReagan (A year from now, it will hard to believe that anyone thought Kerry had any chance of being President)
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To: JimVT
BUMP!
5 posted on 03/02/2004 5:25:41 PM PST by jmstein7 (Real Men Don't Need Chunks of Government Metal on Their Chests to be Heroes)
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