Skip to comments.Calculated Outrage (Must Read Nails It on What the MSM is Up To in It's Non Stop Bush Attacks)
Posted on 03/02/2006 3:02:50 PM PST by MikeA
Some say Dick Cheney is toast. He's too hot to handle, throw him over the side if he won't drop himself into the waves. Don't look now, but that isn't water surrounding the Bush ship of state. It's gasoline.
Have you ever noticed how on a scale of one to 10, every untoward event in the life of the Bush presidency goes straight to a 10?
The Abu Ghraib photos? A 10 forever. Dick Cheney catching a hunting buddy with some birdshot? An instant 10. The Bush National Guard story? Total 10. How can it be that each downside event in this presidency greets the public at this one, screeching level of outrage and denunciation by the out-of-power party and a perpetually outraged media?
There was a time when what's been called news judgment would deem some stories a five or six and run them on page 14, or deeper in the newscast. Back then the Senate minority leader wouldn't bother to look up from his desk. Not with this presidency. Every downside event--large, small, in between--plays above the fold on the front page now. And when Dick Cheney accidentally pops Harry Whittington, old Harry Reid jumps up from his Senate leader's desk faster than a Nevada jack rabbit to announce, one more time, that this "is part of the secretive nature of this administration."
If it all seems more than a little tiresome, if you wish it would all just go away, well, maybe that's the point--their point. Induce swing voters to seek respite from the Bush experience.
Absent any fresh or positive message for voters...try winning by turning politics under the Republicans into an experience of unrelenting discomfort?
Why not make the public just want to throw in the towel on the Republican "experience"?
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Oh my goodness, who believes anything they read or hear in the secular or liberal media these days? Don't tell me! Too many do - sob! The media hasn't made a dent in my belief in GWB. Some of our President's policies have made a few dimples, though. Like our insane open border policy, like our urging Israel to give up territory to the Palestinians. I don't THINK GWB had an "off" button to push when he learned of approaching Katrina, or that leaving his ranch a few days earlier would have made a difference. No, inspite of some of my larger concerns with this administration, I must respect MOST of what he has accomplished so far. I must also trust that most thinking Americans cannot be led astray by those accusatory headlines in the birdcage liners every day.
It's interesting isn't it how with every one of these Bush bashing media freak-outs, when you dig just under the surface you find they're based on lies, distortions, historical revisionism and some Democrat's spin on the events. I would say 95% of the time you can debunk a media Bush bashing story with just a couple minutes of web research. That's why whenever there is one, I almost always know it is a lie without even doing any further research. But I always do just to have the substance to rebut their bull with.
Yeah, I loved the Yosemite Sam piece too. It was a perfect follow on article to this one. The Yosemite Sam analogy was dead-on.
The sad thing is that in the latest frenzy, the ports debate, conservatives are pouring gasoline on the lib's fire.
An interesting comparison would be to go back and review the broadcast stories on Vince Foster and Monica. None of these stories was ever told with the sense of disapproval or outrage. In fact, I got the impression that the Clinton stories were reported fairly objectively, just concisely laying out facts without editorial head shaking or eye rolling. The big difference was the MSM reported those stories only once, and after that it was 'old news'. They never gave them the repetition, ad nauseam, that bad news about Bush gets.
"conservatives are pouring gasoline on the lib's fire."
It really is sad to see so many otherwise good conservatives drinking the media's Koolaid on this ports issue, not realizing it's just all part of the media's disinformation campaign to keep the pressure on the Bush administration and to wear people out on Republican governance.
Unfortunately since it feeds into their prejudices, too many conservativews were willing to swallow the media's misrepresentations about the terminals operations issue and just took the bait. Fortunately many are taking the time to inform themselves and slowly they're coming around to realizing they were taken on a major flight of fancy by the demagogues in the Democratic party and their media lapdogs. I hope these people have enough shame to be embarrassed when once they come back down to earth.
What? Was there some news involving Dick Cheney? Oh, yeah, didn't he go hunting with a buddy of his? It was some time ago, I think. How did that all work out?
Fox did a great story on the port deal last night or the night before- interviewed a former Marine longshoreman who's worked the port for 29 years. He was really great explaining how it works and saying that all the talk was baloney. I really hope alot of people saw that.
Tonight on Brit's show, Bill Sammon, author of "Strategery" called the AP and old media reporting on the "new video tape" journalistic fraud. He sure did hit the nail on the head. Indeed, the media was even in attendance during that videotape, as per Brit, and there was nothing "exclusive" about it as presented by the AP and old media. These people make me sick, and yes, the backlash will be on the media, not on the President (eventually). The truth always outs itself.
I would bet you that scumbag David Gregory doesn't even remember Harry Whittington's name.
I just saw that, it was great! You are right, the truth comes out, and thanks to Fox and the internet, more people learn the truth. Far too many people are still headline skimmers and MSM watchers, though.
Spiro? Is that you?
"We didn't have Free Reublic in 1989."
Yup. That was very well done.
And to think that good old Prosecuter Fitzgerald believed the old media proven liars over Libby. Boy what a fool he will be shown. I so look forward to seeing Russert, et al, on the stand as the defense attorney's show time and time again what absolute liars and propagandists they are.
YES! Sammon was excellent!