Wednesday, May 18, 2005

The Newsweek scandal and the decay of American media

I wonder if it would dawn on Isikoff and the rest of the MSM tools that, while they hated Clinton to no end, they were FREE to publish whichever hate-filled rant they could come up with. They were so free they were able to get away with publishing any bullshit story as long as it damaged the Clintons, no matter how flimsy or silly the evidence (Whitewater, Monicagate, Vince Foster, etc)

Their disgusting behavior during the 2000 election brought us Bush and his cronies, which they seemed to revere and idolize. Since the early days, they gave Bush and his cronies more reverence and respect than they ever gave Clinton.... even though the WH used a strong policy of "carrot and stick" on them and fed them lies on a daily basis.

Well, guess who got punked? These tools at the MSM keep getting what they deserve. They are reaping what they sow. Their submissive attitude to power has brought them this far.

If this had taken place in the 1970s, Newsweek would have fought back and presented alternative evidence to support the story, as well as the alternative reports that told similar stories from Guantanamo. Furthermore, Newsweek's should have exposed their unreliable source (which after all, fed them incorrect info about the Pentagon), and point the finger back at their accusers.

Unfortunately they are a bunch of wimps cowering in fear at the though that Dear Leader may call them (gasp) "unpatriotic."

The real damage in this story is the way (and speed) in which Newsweek genuflected and apologized for a story that was, deep down, factually correct (and already reported by many other newspapers). And what's even worse than that is the way the rest of the MSM have ganged up on Newsweek, instead of supporting their colleagues. That alone is very revealing of the current state of affairs.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Vindicated Once Again:
Tom Ridge Admits Color Coded Alerts Were Manipulated

Well, well, well. What do you know! It seems like our study of terror alerts and chart were indeed on the money.

The Bush administration periodically put the USA on high alert for terrorist attacks even though then-Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge argued there was only flimsy evidence to justify raising the threat level, Ridge now says.
Ridge, who resigned Feb. 1, said Tuesday that he often disagreed with administration officials who wanted to elevate the threat level to orange, or "high" risk of terrorist attack, but was overruled. (...)

The level is raised if a majority on the President's Homeland Security Advisory Council favors it and President Bush concurs. Among those on the council with Ridge were Attorney General John Ashcroft, FBI chief Robert Mueller, CIA director George Tenet, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Colin Powell. (...)

Great. Not only he is telling us the alerts were worthless and enforced at the whim of the WH. Ridge is also telling us his duties in the department of Homeland Security were one step above worthless.

I'm sure you'll be able to get a few bucks having a yard sale with all that duct tape and plastic sheeting they encouraged you to buy.

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