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Friday, April 02, 2004


Liberal media for kids?


Time magazine has a version for kids in elementary school. The magazine is distributed using tax payer dollars and contains stories ostensibly written by children.

This story tries to point out the differences between Pres. Bush and John Kerry. Predictably, Kerry is a friend for all and "wants" to do a lot of things. Pres. Bush has done a lot of things and is cast as being "hopeful" and having "drawn criticism."

Some Examples:
ON THE ISSUES
Voters will choose the candidate whose ideas they find most appealing. Where do President Bush and John Kerry stand on the issues that matter most to voters? Here's a glimpse.

ECONOMY
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH
Has lowered taxes in the hope that U.S. taxpayers will spend more on U.S. goods so that business will improve. Points to signs that the economy is already improving

SENATOR JOHN KERRY
Wants to lower taxes, increase the minimum hourly wage that workers are guaranteed and help U.S. manufacturers create jobs for U.S. workers

EDUCATION
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH
Signed the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires testing to show that public schools are performing well enough

SENATOR JOHN KERRY
Wants to hire more teachers, reduce class sizes and make changes to No Child Left Behind, including giving schools more money for teachers and materials

ENVIRONMENT
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH
Refused to sign an international treaty to reduce global warming and has drawn criticism from environmentalists for his decisions on air pollution and logging

SENATOR JOHN KERRY
Wants to cooperate more with other nations to fight global warming and to cut pollution from cars and industry in U.S. communities

IRAQ
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH
Launched the war to oust Saddam Hussein and leads the effort to help Iraq establish a new government

SENATOR JOHN KERRY
Voted for the resolution to attack Iraq, but now says that President Bush launched the war based on misinformation about Iraq's weapons.

-By Elizabeth Winchester March 12,
2004 Vol. 9 No. 20


The way Pres. Bush is depicted reminds me of how much of the media for "adults" presents Pres. Bush. It is unfortunate that Time-Warner is paid tax-payer money to produce what is effectively propoganda for John Kerry.

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