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Friday | September 06, 2002

'Chickenhawk' goes mainstream

Terry Neal's latest piece in the Washington Post examines the whole "chickenhawk" debate, and how the term and the chickenhawk arguments are being aired in mainstream publications.

For months, liberal Web sites and blogs have been buzzing about "chickenhawks" in the Bush administration and among his supporters in Congress. The term, in this instance anyway, refers to hawkish politicians who push war but never actually served in one.

[...]

Relegated to the fringes of the political debate for most of the year, this topic fueled by escalating talk of war with Iraq has picked up steam in recent weeks, with Newsweek, among others, examining the fissure within the GOP under the headline, "Hawks, Doves and Dubya."

The issue was not picked up by the mainstream press until some prominent GOP politicos began commenting on it.

As Instapundit would say, advantage blogosphere.

Posted September 06, 2002 12:51 PM | Comments (1)





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