Tuesday, June 27, 2006

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.


At 4:51 PM, Blogger Criss said...

Wouldn't it be nice if more papers and networks would actually report the news. I am tired of hearing about celebraty babies....that is NOT news!

At 9:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, you're right, Bill. Its FANTASTIC that the NYT is publishing classified info about terrorist finance monitoriing...in the interest of the American People.

If only the NYT had the courage to do the same in 1943 so the American People could have been brought up to speed that the US and British Intel communities had cracked Enigma. After all, our right to know if greater than our right to live.

At 11:00 PM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

If you want to go with the WW2 analogies be my guest. Personally, I think it's disrespectful to the people who fought that War, including my Dad and my Mom who served in the Red Cross in France. What's next? George Bush as our Winston Churchill? Bush is so thick the remote control for his TV is probably an Enigma Machine to him. And if President Bush really believed the paper threatened Americans he should prosecute them, but he won't. It's just a chance to stir up the base and spin the war, and I see by your letter that it's working.

At 11:36 PM, Blogger Jack Bog said...

They asked Bush about the Enigma analogy and he said, "I leave all that pooper business up to my doctor."


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