Inside the Beltway
McCaslin, John, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
STEP RIGHT UP
Now it's the Democrats' turn to be judged by the Fourth Estate.
It will be interesting to observe whether organizers of the Democratic National Convention in Chicago will run the risk of being as organized as the Republican National Convention in San Diego.
After all, anchors and reporters surely will feel as compelled to throw another temper tantrum if Democrats similarly commit no gaffes and stage another "infomercial," as Ted Koppel might say again.
In the meantime, consider the words spoken more than a century ago by British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, which still ring true today: "Party is organized opinion," he said in a speech at Oxford.
As for …
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Publication information: Article title: Inside the Beltway. Contributors: McCaslin, John - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: August 26, 1996. Page number: 4. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1996 Gale Group.
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