Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Blame the media

By Creature

It's not rabbit season. It's not duck season. It's not even Whittington season. There is hunting going on and it's the media that needs endangered species status. While there is nothing new about the administration blaming the media for creating a false impression of the reality that is Iraq, Donald Rumsfeld surely never misses an opportunity to take a swipe. There is a new, more aggressive attack afoot and this one appears to be more lethal than Operation Swarmer ever hoped to be. From the Vice President this past Sunday on Face the Nation whining about perception -- because you know the reality he recounts is accurate, last throes included -- to the President purposefully calling on Helen Thomas to create a clear target for the Right to focus it's media anger. Throw in a little Today Show hacking with Laura Ingraham and you have a lethal combination. The media war is on. After all, we know that if the Iraq war is lost, it's the media who lost it. Failed, over optimistic, incompetent policy had absolutely nothing to do with it.

(Cross-posted at State of the Day.)

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