Monday, July 28, 2008

More Bush Law-breaking

From the AP today. This is hardly surprising, but indicative of the Bush Admin to blame the lower ranks for being a few bad apples.

Greenwald has more to say about Bush lawbreaking here. In the aftermath of 9/11, it was entirely expected -- and probably appropriate -- for the press to wave the flag and whip up patriotic fervor by highlighting Bush's immediate moves after the event. As the weeks and months passed, however, a keener eye was needed to expose the illegal and immoral acts, and unprecedented foreign policy blunders, of the Bush Administration. But they have fallen into lock-step so completely and so unapologetically (most likely because it's what they perceive is necessary to stay in business) that they are no longer trustworthy to deliver the truth.

Even NPR has fallen into the trap. Witness this nauseating puff-piece interview with Nancy Pelosi on Morning Edition, as she plugs her new book, Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters. That the interviewer, Deborah Amos, failed to frame her questions about the book around her inaction as Speaker to serve as the opposition party. Pelosi and others have utterly failed to capitalize on the mandate given them by voters in 2006, and in fact has ceded more to the Bush Administration since ascending to the Speaker's role than anyone thought possible. If San Francisco is the liberal city it's supposed to be, they'll run her out of office on a rail this November.

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