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Spocko, Glenn Beck and ABC

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President Bush's popularity has fallen to new lows, Democrats have been swept into office, and a strong majority of Americans now opposes the war in Iraq, but ABC has decided the time is right to add more conservative pundits, like Glenn Beck, to its on-air staff, and to lash out against a liberal blogger named Spocko who raised questions about the network's policy of broadcasting hate radio. The developments are hardly unique, though. In recent years ABC has regularly gone out of its way to curry favor with conservative ideologues while simultaneously disrespecting Democrats and progressives. So much for the liberal media.

Read the full Media Matters column here.