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Friday, October 29, 2004
Blame The Media!
You've all heard the familiar Wing Nut refrain about liberal media bias and how the mainstream media constantly suppresses facts to help liberal candidates and causes. So just what would those Wing Nuts have us read instead? How about this excellent piece of reporting from NewsMax. It's a story entitled Edwards Parrots New York Times' Fiction.
The novice legislator who wants to be one heartbeat from the presidency either is too stupid to understand the phoniness of the New York Times' latest fiction about Iraq or thinks the American people are too stupid to understand.
I can think of one other possibility involving stupidity that Carl Limbacher and the boys at NewsMax failed to mention.
Or perhaps Democrat airhead apparent John Edwards is just doing his handlers' bidding: the old Democrat trick of repeating a lie often enough until people believe it.
Yeah, that must be it.
Edwards claimed today in Wilmington, Ohio: "These are exactly the kind of explosives terrorists want. They're the dangerous weapons we wanted to keep from falling in the hands of terrorists. And now these explosives are out there, and we have no idea who's got them. Dick Cheney calls that a remarkable success."
He failed to mention that the pro-Democrat Times, whose recent endorsement of the Kerry-Edwards ticket was the nation's most obvious redundancy since the coining of the term "liberal media bias," refused to report reality, which even NBC reported: that the explosives were already missing from Al-Qaqaa when GIs got there a mere one day after Saddam Hussein's fall.
But back to good old liberal unreality for a moment:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - ABC News on Thursday showed video that appeared to confirm that explosives that went missing in Iraq (news - web sites) did not disappear until after the United States had taken control of the facility where they were stored.
ABC said the video was shot by an affiliate TV station embedded with the 101st Airborne Division when members of the division passed through the facility on April 18, nine days after the fall of Baghdad.
So how did our reality-dwelling leader respond to this report? He sent Rudy Giuliani out to say this (via Atrios):
The president was cautious the president was prudent the president did what a commander in chief should do. No matter how you try to blame it on the president the actual responsibility for it really would be for the troops that were there. Did they search carefully enough? Didn't they search carefully enough?
So was Rudy right? Do we blame the troops? Or should we blame the President? Fortunately, one brave man is here to tell us so we don't have to think too hard about it. Take it away, Rush!
"The 3rd Infantry division, these are not slackers. These are heroes. They didn't see the stuff when they got to the Al Qaqaa dump on April the 6th. The 101st Airborne, they're not slackers either, and they didn't find it when we got there on April the 10th. So it continues to be a story largely made up, an old story, by the way. This is not new."
So here's what we have. The Wing Nuts tell us that this story is made up. ABC says it isn't made up so Rudy comes out and blames the troops. Rush says the troops can't be responsible and since that would kind of make it seem like the President was responsible, he blames the media. It's no wonder those on the Right like to think of themselves as the logical ones.
Just for context, here's another bit of Rush wisdom from yesterday's show:
"You know me. I'm a big moon guy, lunar moon, I mean. I like looking up at the moon in the sky, when it rises over the ocean. There are many other moons. I'm not interested in those."
I don't even know where to begin...
You might say he's interested in moons or you might say he's not but if you're the media and say either of those things, then you're probably wrong.