Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Bush Dances Jig on MSM Grave

According to a Drudge Report Flash, President bush is happy to see the mainstream media foundering amidst high-profile scandals like Dan Rather's "Memo-gate".
President Bush, for the first time, is hailing the rise of the alternative media and the decline of the mainstream media, which he now says "conspired" to harm him with forged documents...."It looks like somebody conspired to float false documents," the president tells author Bill Sammon. "And I was amazed about it. I just couldn’t believe that would be happening [and] then it would become the basis of a fairly substantial series of news stories."
Yes, it truly is a scandal that falsified information would be disseminated and those lies would lead to a "substantial series of news stories." I wonder where Dan Rather got the idea.

It's worth noting that Bush is proud of the fact that he doesn't read newspapers but gets his information from a cadre of advisors instead. Perhaps this is what he means by "a revolution in newsgathering and dissemination." It might be out of the price range of most people, but since when did Bush care about that kind of stuff?

It's also worth noting that the Bush administration is fully willing to participate in the mainstream media that the president so decries when it comes to high-level leaks, hardball interviews with Brit Hume and paying hacks who shill for the government without disclosing their financial interest.

No, Bush doesn't hate the mainstream media. He hates the adversarial press. Which is a little bit like hating America. And freedom. I would have expected Bush to say something about the nattering nabobs of negativism, but what chance does he have of pronouncing that when he can't even say "nuclear"?
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