Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Just Watching the Wheels...

Just sitting back, watching the wheels come off on the Bush/GFY campaign...

During a campaign stop in Iowa yesterday GFY played "Ooooo scary" by declaring:

"It's absolutely essential that eight weeks from today, on Nov. 2, we make the right choice, because if we make the wrong choice then the danger is that we'll get hit again."

I don't think most Americans are buying Cheney's horseshit and he's has most likely illustrated for the voters how his campaign is playing the fear card (along with the smear card). Why the press isn't making noise about how cynical GFY's statement was is... well, I'm not surprised, not in the least. I'm watching the pro-Bush Skelator (Judy Woodruff) on CNN just to see how much mouth-time she's giving Repugs (and, of course, her thighs are wide for a yellow power tie) and I see she's buried Cheney's statement half way into the show.

(Oh, and here's Skelator's hamster Bill Scneider co-signing GFY's crap. Ho hum.)

You'd think that a statement so blatantly undemocratic would get glaring headlines. Think again. Newsweek, as Blah3 points out, the same rag that had no compunction trumpeting the Swift Boat Vets book and

...floated a bogus poll over the weekend in order to create the illusion of a Bush 'bounce' - passed on excerpting Kelley's book, in an attempt to portray itself as a publication in posession of journalistic integrity.

I'm anxious to see how the press handles the renewed interest in Bush's Nation Guard service. Wolf "I Heart Dubya" Blitzer grilled "Texans For Truth" Bob Mintz in a way that made his treatment of the Swift Boat Vets look like gay porn. "60 Minutes II" is featuring Lieutenant Colonel Killian on this but, as Atrios points out, CBS couldn't resist taking an unfair shot at Kerry.

GFY's wish for the demise of democracy in the US is already coming to fruition in the demise of a free press. A press that works as a mouthpiece and cheerleader of the administration is hardly free. If there's going to be a regime change in our country, our next task should be overhauling our media.


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