Skip to comments.'Dean Scream' clip was media fraud
Posted on 02/24/2005 6:55:13 AM PST by Mad Dawgg
'Dean Scream' clip was media fraud
By Edward Wasserman
SPECIAL TO THE MIAMI HERALD
The news media got an unusual bashing during last year's bitter electoral campaigns. They got slapped around from all sides, and everybody argued about how the media tried either to undermine Bush or discredit Kerry or both.
Still, it's never clear why some media wrongs are made into a big deal while others slip by. Take the CBS "60 Minutes" report on Bush's military nonservice: The story itself was old, the dubious evidence was of dubious importance, and the broadcast had no discernible effect. It became a major scandal anyway.
On the other end of the scale is an instance of clear-cut media wrongdoing that involved unquestionably fraudulent evidence and had dramatic consequences. This one, however, has gone largely unremarked. It is the famous incident involving Democratic presidential hopeful Howard Dean that is known as The Dean Scream.
And with Dean's recent appointment as Democratic Party chairman it's being hauled out as constituting the ceiling on whatever political ambitions he might still have, proof that he's shaky, unstable, unfit to serve - Howard Dean's Chappaquiddick. ---snip---
Unfortunately for the spinners, the tapes still exist, and Mr. Dean's maniacal scream will continue to haunt him.
Dan Quayle is amused.
Can someone explain how this makes things any different?
It wasn't his volume, it was his behaviour.
I think all the networks need to start playing it again so we can all hear it again and make up our own minds.
Later today we'll read that it was Karl Rove who told the media to play the Dean Scream.
We were always at war with Eurasia...
Hmmm...one of the "premier" news organizations, in coordination with the chariman of the DNC, comes up with obviously forged documents, designed to sink the President, never acknowledging that they are fraudulent, still sticking by the story, for days on end...and that's not a big deal??!??
Consider the source of the article.
the dean scream will always be with me.
every time i get an email i hear that famous "YEEEEAAAHHH!!!"
The difference is that a major network tried to influence the election with fraudlent doucments whereas Dean was already finished after his piss-poor showing in Iowa.
hahahahaha!...if it is his "Chappaquiddick"...he'll be a powerful force in government forever. Hahahaha!
The scream speaks for itself. I still hear it and think that a lunatic like Dean was seriously being considered by a major party to lead this country.
You pretty much nailed it.
Wasserman has a long history of pushing the gay agenda and finding excuses for vile gay behavior. So is he a metrosexual or a Gay, who hates conservatives and is trying to revise history for Dean?
Most people, when the crowd is too loud, wait for a chance to speak... or simply say nothing.
Spin it anyway you want.
He looked like a madman and acted like a madman.
everybody argued about how the media tried either to undermine Bush or discredit Kerry or both.
In fact the Dean Scream was a fraud, probably the clearest instance of media assassination in recent U.S. political history.
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