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I know this is a couple weeks old now, but it is so dead-on it just keeps coming back to mind day after day as the media whips up some new anti-Bush frenzy or another.

You can read the rest of this incredibly insightful piece on the Wall Street Journal's free site. You don't have to be a subscriber to go there:

http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post_article?forum=news

No one has done a better job of nailing it as to what the Democrats and their media lapdogs are up to in coming up with the "Bush scandal" dejour to scream headlines with. Every week they come up with something new, even when it's old news such as this week a long ago released videotape of the president's meetings about Katrina that the ADMINISTRATION gave to the AP back on August 28th. And of course last week it was their misrepresentation of the ports deal, then prior to that the Cheney shooting, wiretaps before that and on and on.

For those of you who remember, the 2004 election year was exactly the same with week after week the media blowing some story way out of proportion and dialing it up to a 10 on the hysteria meter. They're just using the same playbook this time around. We can all hope it will begin to just bore the American public and they'll begin to just glaze over at the latest "Bush bash of the week club" offering from the MSM.

But it has the potential of tiring Americans on Bush and the Republicans as Henniger warns. Democrats saw how exhaustion over the Clinton presidency helped put Bush into the White House in 2000. They're hoping the same strategy will fatally wound him for what remains of his presidency and turn him into a premature lame duck. What's disgusting is that the Democrats have the news media's full cooperation in this unseemly strategy.

1 posted on 03/02/2006 3:02:57 PM PST by MikeA
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To: MikeA

Whoops, I posted the wrong link to the entire article. Here it is: http://www.opinionjournal.com/columnists/dhenninger/?id=110007980


2 posted on 03/02/2006 3:04:16 PM PST by MikeA (Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, the mainstream media: The As*es of Evil)
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To: MikeA
I think they not that they can't take him down with any one story so they are trying to create a "buzz" of negativity so that the average Joe will associate "Bush" with "scandel".

Much like the did in 89 Bush vrs Clinton. EVERY story on the news was about the failing economy. I mean every bleeping story.

Clinton gets elected, the bad economy story evaporates overnight.

It worked for them once.
3 posted on 03/02/2006 3:08:16 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: MikeA

It's an adaptation of 'Say something often enough and people will believe it", which the dems use ALL the time.


4 posted on 03/02/2006 3:09:22 PM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: MikeA
Why not make the public just want to throw in the towel on the Republican "experience"?

I think that's exactly it. I mean, which of us isn't just sick of reading about non-stop crises. Some of us recall when Richard Nixon, near the end of his presidency, came down with phlebitis. Newsweek did a cover with a caption like "Now, Illness . . . " which translates, "Here's even more bad news about Tricky Dick." I think that's how most people finally took it: Nixon was unrelenting bad news.

5 posted on 03/02/2006 3:09:25 PM PST by madprof98
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To: MikeA

Repeat a lie often enough....


7 posted on 03/02/2006 3:12:47 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: MikeA; All
Henninger is the best. He can always be counted on for something "incredibly insightful."

I notice after turning my iPod up full volume in the subway, after a while, it ceases to be loud enough. I no longer experience the music as intensely. In fact, it wears me out after a while and I turn it off... yeah, there's an analogy here...go ahead, MSM, deafen us...hasten your demise.

10 posted on 03/02/2006 3:15:49 PM PST by the invisib1e hand ("Who is it, really, making up your mind?")
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To: MikeA

I can tell you the MSM is certainly influencing my opinion. I never let a Bush bashing story on tv go by without telling my three sons that this is all MSM hogwash and propaganda, and the talking head are just mindless robots doing the bidding of the DNC.


11 posted on 03/02/2006 3:16:31 PM PST by Spok (Est omnis de civilitate.)
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To: MikeA
"They're hoping the same strategy will fatally wound him for what remains of his presidency and turn him into a premature lame duck. What's disgusting is that the Democrats have the news media's full cooperation in this unseemly strategy."

That's certainly their intention, but it didn't work in 2000 or 2004.

Now, consider that the news media has fewer subscribers/viewers today than in 2000.

Likewise, consider that our labor unions are smaller today than in 2000 (e.g. the AFL-CIO has lost over 6 million members in the past half-dozen years).

So the Democrats are repeating their same plays, but with an even smaller core than they had back in 2000 (when they lost).

What makes them think that they can win now?!

12 posted on 03/02/2006 3:16:34 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: MikeA

It will backfire. The dems and msm will be perceived as the nattering nabobs of negativism that they have been for the last 40 years.


13 posted on 03/02/2006 3:17:23 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum.)
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To: MikeA
It's dead-on-balls accurate... and it's 'gonna get worse.

IMO, the MSM thinks it's invulnerable... it got away with forging documents designed to affect the results of a presidential election... pretty heddy stuff. Nobody was brought up on charges... no one.

Until their offices are stormed by a disgusted citizenry... they will expand their efforts in denying Americans the truth.

17 posted on 03/02/2006 3:22:20 PM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: MikeA

Same author's newest editorial in WSJ is great as well...

"Senator Yosemite Sam
Washington defines politics downward.

BY DANIEL HENNINGER
Friday, February 24, 2006 12:01 a.m. EST "


20 posted on 03/02/2006 3:33:14 PM PST by antceecee (Reagan Democrat and now a Bush Republican...)
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To: MikeA

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.


21 posted on 03/02/2006 3:36:58 PM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: MikeA

for later


25 posted on 03/02/2006 3:46:14 PM PST by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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To: MikeA

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?


30 posted on 03/02/2006 4:02:45 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: MikeA

bump


31 posted on 03/02/2006 4:03:37 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: MikeA

An intereresting quote from Pulitizer in the 1890's:

Our Republic and its press will rise or fall together," Pulitzer wrote. "An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery. A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself. The power to mould the future of the Republic will be in the hands of the journalists of future generations."

Scary!


44 posted on 03/02/2006 4:31:50 PM PST by TheLion
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To: MikeA
This is what I wrote concerning how talk-radio hosts seemed incredibly eager to attack Pres. Bush over the port deal. There was barely enough information out to know what any of it meant, yet, there they were. Levin having Schmuckie Schumer on his show talking about the horror and how they'd finally agreed on something at long last.

We need Republicans who will shout back. That's what we need to do. Bump their screaming faces from the headlines. Expose the true scandals that pack their closets.
47 posted on 03/02/2006 5:10:06 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: Berosus; Cincinatus' Wife; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Do not dub me shapka broham; ...
Ping!
48 posted on 03/03/2006 12:42:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Fiction has to make sense, unless it's part of the Dhimmicrat agenda and its supporting myth.)
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