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 Post subject: BLAME FOR IRAQ EXTENDS FAR BEYOND REPUBLICANS
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:37 am 
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This is a column that I'd not read before. I have to tell you, the columnist will, at first, make you feel like he's a Bushie...and he may very well be. BUT, he makes some very good points about the media's complicity in this whole dismal fiasco that has been created by the Bush administration and those who have supported its policies, 9/11, and the war in Iraq.

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It doesn't take much courage to book the Dixie Chicks when George Bush is sitting at 39% in the polls and carrying 3000 American bodies on his back every time he goes outside. It doesn't take much courage for MSNBC's Countdown to do a segment ripping the "Swiftboating of Al Gore" in May of 2006, or much gumption from Newsweek's Eleanor Clift to say that many people in the media "regret" the way Gore was attacked and ridiculed in 2000. [b]We needed those people to act in the moment, not years later, when it's politically expedient. We needed TV news to reject "swift-boating" during the actual Swift Boat controversy, not two years later; we needed ABC and NBC to stand up to Clear Channel when that whole idiotic Dixie Chicks thing was happening, not years later; we needed the networks and the major dailies to actually cover the half-million-strong protests in Washington and New York before the war, instead of burying them in inside pages or describing the numbers as "thousands" or "at least 30,000," as many news outlets did at the time; and we needed David Letterman to have his war epiphany back when taking on Bill O'Reilly might actually have cost him real market share.[/b]


READ ENTIRE COLUMN HERE

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