Thursday, September 02, 2004

This is News?



Check this out:

President Bush's boast of a 30-member-strong coalition in Iraq masked the reality that the United States is bearing the overwhelming share of costs, in lives and troop commitments. And in claiming to have routed most al-Qaida leaders, he did not mention that the big one got away.

. . .

He took some license in telling Americans that Democratic opponent John Kerry "is running on a platform of increasing taxes."

Kerry would, in fact, raise taxes on the richest 2 percent of Americans as part of a plan to keep the Bush tax cuts for everyone else and even cut some of them more. That's not exactly a tax-increase platform.

Another disingenuous whopper:

Kerry said in his convention speech, "Any attack will be met with a swift and certain response." But he also spoke of pre-emptive action in that address, saying a threat that is "real and imminent" is also a justification for war.

Here is what Kerry said:

As President, I will wage this war with the lessons I learned in war.  Before you go to battle, you have to be able to look a parent in the eye and truthfully say: "I tried everything possible to avoid sending your son or daughter into harm's way. But we had no choice. We had to protect the American people, fundamental American values from a threat that was real and imminent."  So lesson one, this is the only justification for going to war.

. . .

I defended this country as a young man and I will defend it as President.  Let there be no mistake:  I will never hesitate to use force when it is required.  Any attack will be met with a swift and certain response.

I can't remember in my few shorts years (chuckle, chuckle) where the media has been so arrogantly and shamelessly biased.

Not one word to tell the reader that this is an opinion, not news piece.

If nothing proves the media is biased, it is certainly they way they have gone over the edge given the realization that they are no longer the channel of information.

We are living through a moment of history from which there is no going back.

The Media Monopoly is over.

Ain't it Great!?

Update II:

You gotta love this.

Headline reads:

Bush Labors to Shift Focus of Election

Text is even more humorous:

An unpopular war and 1.1 million lost jobs is enough to kill a presidency, so President Bush tried Thursday night to make the election about something else: himself and his leadership style.

This (and the other article) reads like a blog. Not a very honest or good one at that.

This stuff is becoming laughable.