MEDIA
09/23/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Kurtz: Media Was Impotent In Face Of "Death Panel" Rumors

For once, mainstream journalists did not retreat to the studied neutrality of quoting dueling antagonists.

They tried to perform last rites on the ludicrous claim about President Obama's death panels, telling Sarah Palin, in effect, you've got to quit making things up.

But it didn't matter. The story refused to die.

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