Thursday, February 16, 2006

Terrorism and the politics of the Bushies

Here's another good post from the good people at State of the Day, this time from contributor Bagelradio: "Spinning Terror for Political Gain." Here's how it begins:

Despite an almost total lack of investigative, thought-provoking reporting from the US mainstream media, we know the Bushists have been expertly exploiting the terrorist bogeyman for political gain: exaggerating the threat of Al Qaeda, using "Terror Alerts" to terrorize the country leading up to the 2004 presidential election, trotting out a half-baked story about how the Bush boys foiled a 2002 terrorist plot against Los Angeles to distract the public from actual news (record budget deficit, "Scooter" Libby singing about how his boss Darth Cheney directed him to leak the name Valerie Plame, the damning Congressional report about the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina, the domestic spying scandal... take your pick), etc.

Check it out.

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