The New York Times Versus the White House? Finally!
I'm so relieved I can't stand it. We might be getting the 4th Estate back. Remember a few short years ago when the Vice President's office had no problem feeding the New York Times distorted and incorrect Iraq intelligence to help get us into war? Then, Cheney would reference the articles the next day as if he had just learned about them? All this was fine for the White House then, because the media was in the role of propaganda wing for the Bush War Machine. That was an ugly situation, and I don't kid myself that it's over. But this week felt different - now, we're getting somewhere. Hearing Tony Snow and company moan about the New York Times is like when Nixon used to whine about the Washington Post. This is an adversarial relationship, as it should be. Maybe the New York Times will realize what many Americans have already concluded: This is a fight for the soul of America. The future of the country is at stake here. The Bush administration has gone a long way to destroy what the United States stood for, and the media needs to start reporting it. If the 4th Estate doesn't start doing its job, and fight these bastards by exposing the truth, we're going to lose the country.