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The Washington Post Compares the Willie Horton Ad to the Ad by the Swift Boat Vets

Filed under: Media Bias — Patterico @ 6:59 am

Recently, Glenn Reynolds has discussed the parallels between the current presidential campaign and the one between George H.W. Bush and Michael Dukakis. The Washington Post today purports to find another parallel: one between the Willie Horton ad that helped derail the Dukakis campaign, and the recent ads by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

In many cases, the truth is that the differences are greater than the similarities. However, there are some genuine parallels between the ads — just not the ones highlighted by the Post article.

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