An ugly line has been crossed in this presidential campaign, one in which some people don't mind calling Barack Obama a dangerous Muslim, a terrorist and worse.Lightman should have informed readers that People for the American Way is a left-wing activist group which is working to elect Barack Obama.
"To me, this all feels much worse than we've seen in some time," said Kathryn Kolbert, the president of People for the American Way, which monitors political speech.
Worse, Lightman doesn't tell readers that People for the American Way has a current fund-raising campaign, where they are soliciting money to "fight the hate from the right." (Go here if you want to make a donation to help Kolbert fight hate.) The web site claims: "The hate and bigotry that has been encouraged by the Right’s campaign tactics has no place in America."
The fund-raising angle means Kolbert has a financial incentive to make the situation seem worse than it is. Lightman should have disclosed this to his readers.
If you want more evidence that Kathryn Kolbert is a left-wing partisan, you can see her writings and blogs at left-wing sites Crooks and Liars and Huffington Post.
We last saw reporter David Lightman when he was giving McClatchy readers important news about Joe the plumber, such as, his real first name is "Samuel," and that Joe has a tax lien.
Do you trust McClatchy to be fair and objective with political news?