Skip to comments.Sleeping with the enemy
Posted on 04/24/2008 11:05:04 AM PDT by The_Republican
Over the last seven years, the lunatic fringe in control of the Republican Party -- the people who believe in torture but don't believe in evolution -- have hijacked our democracy, aided and abetted by the news media. The heart of the problem is not the bias of Fox News or the blowhards on AM talk radio but a mainstream media that has completely internalized how the right frames all political debate. The right-wing message has become a part of the news media's DNA.
The latest confirmation came with this week's announcement that Tony Snow, formerly a host at Fox News and press secretary for the White House, where he earned high marks as a gifted purveyor of Bush/Cheney propaganda, would be joining CNN as a commentator. I guess Karl Rove was too busy with his Newsweek gig and Bill Kristol with his New York Times column. What's next, NPR signing up "Scooter" Libby and David Addington?
Certainly other White House insiders, such as William Safire and George Stephanopoulos, have made the leap to TV and print news. But this current crop remains unabashed propagandists. By embracing them, the mainstream media have revealed a mile-wide streak of self-loathing.
Have they been so cowed by the Republicans' relentless branding of them as "liberal" that they feel compelled to sleep with the enemy? Make no mistake, Rove, Kristol and Snow are the enemies of honesty, truth, facts, reality and the public's right to know.
Rove's commitment to deception is legendary. His entire career as a GOP shot-caller was built on it. Kristol, Dan Quayle's chief of staff in the first Bush administration, is neoconservatism's crown prince. As editor of the Weekly Standard, he was a prime pusher of invading Iraq, and his claims about war's progress have been discredited again and again.
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So, Stephanopolis is OK, but Tony Snow is not.
Ms. Huff, I love seeing you get uptight.
And I love that it’s the LA Times printing such crud.
I can’t wait for that paper to go under.
Sounds like CNN is getting a good newsman.
Liberals are such damn cry babies.
Well, Huffington could always go back home where she come from.
Hey Ariana, does it still bother you that your husband turned gay rather than stay married to you?
Tony Snow couldn’t see the right wing if he stood on a mountain top with a telescope.
What would Huffy know about the right wing to begin with?
I read only the first couple of paragraphs and decided it must be Scrappleface, but then looked up to see it was even more insane. Huffington.
And since we're supposed to have a Republic, I'll keep on trying to hijack thier democracy.
Oh, that this were true.
I don't wanna know how you get so cockamamie extreme left that you perceive the LSM as conservative.
This is bad enough there ought to be a shot for it.
Nonsense! Zarqawi was based in Iraq before the war and that is what Tony Snow stated. Miss Puffer-lady just lied about what Snow said.
We’ve “hijacked our democracy” yet we couldn’t get the less obnoxious of the two parties to put up a decent candidate? How is that possible?
Exactly. And lest not forget about Chris Matthews. I don't remember Arianna getting so bent out of shape over him either and he worked for Speaker Tip O'Neil. Hey, Arianna, can't take the heat get out of the kitchen.
I don't remember any of these people making up the news like Dan Rather either! Did Arianna have a problem with that? I doubt it! Maybe she should take her 'honey' Bill Maher and leave the country since she isn't happy with it.
She is delusional.
Spend some time in a spa and get your head straight. It is evident that clear thinking is not in you at the moment.
Here is EXACTLY what Tony Snow said that the Puffer-lady is lying about.
QUESTION: Do you believe does the president still believe that Saddam Hussein was connected to Zarqawi or Al Qaida before the invasion?
SNOW: The president has never said that there was a direct operational relationship between the two. And this is important.
Zarqawi was in Iraq
QUESTION: (OFF-MIKE) relationship?
SNOW: And there was a relationship in this sense: Zarqawi was in Iraq. Al Qaida members were in Iraq. They were operating, and in some cases operating freely. From Iraq, Zarqawi, for instance, directed the assassination of an American diplomat in Amman, Jordan.
But did they have, you know, a corner office at the Mukhabarat? No. You know, were they getting a line item in Saddams budget? No.
There was no direct operational relationship, but there was a relationship. They were in the country. And I think you understand that the Iraqis knew they were there. Thats the relationship.
QUESTION: Saddam Hussein knew they were there. Thats it for the relationship?
SNOW: Thats pretty much it.
QUESTION: The Senate report said they didnt turn a blind eye to that.
SNOW: The Senate report rather than get you know what? I dont want to get into the vagaries of the Senate report. But it is pretty clear, among other things, again, that were Al Qaida operators inside Iraq, and they included Zarqawi, they included a cleric who had been described as the best friend of bin Laden who was delivering sermons on TV.
But we are simply not going to go to the point that the president the president has never made the statement that there was an operational relationship, and thats the important thing, because I think theres a tendency to say, Ah-ha. He said that they were in cahoots and they were planning and doing stuff. Theres no evidence of that.
Why no BARF ALERT?
The LeftiePervs are really getting frightened that they are losing their death grip on the “mainstream” news spinning industry. >B-)
Right winged Media? Where? This is mostly just the middle, not the Right.
Just goes to show how far off beyond the left field cheapseats these moonbats are...
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