As we approach the 10th anniversary of the Bush v. Gore decision -- technically, December 12 -- it is interesting to note how much of our current political predicament can be discerned in the events of those days. The Bush-Gore election illustrates three key points about today's political and media environment:
- Conservatives fight harder and dirtier for what they want than progressives.
- The mainstream media gives conservatives a pass for acting and speaking in their own political interest while criticizing progressives for the same thing.
- Conservative commentators recognize few if any boundaries in their willingness to demonize progressives, with virtually no corollary of any kind among progressives.
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