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Schiavo: Controlled By Repubs?

Salon’s Eric Boelhert describes “how right-wing activists, with heavy-hitter help from Washington, were able to lead the press around, as if on a leash, for nearly two weeks as they pumped up what had been a long-simmering (seven years) family legal dispute and turned it into the most-covered story since a tsunami in Asia three months ago left approximately 300,000 people dead or missing.” And that’s just the fifth paragraph. Boelhert says conservatives not only launched the story “but were able to frame it and, at times, narrate it almost exclusively…”

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