Thursday, October 07, 2004

Yes men

Eric Alterman perfectly captures why President Bush and his administration deserve to be sent packing:

Clearly the evidence was confusing. Clearly it was easy enough for even experts in the field to misread in either direction. But because these Bush ideologues wanted an invasion they read it only one way and worked overtime to de-legitimize anyone who sought to question them. That is the point of phrases like: “no doubt… There isn't any debate about it…. [It is] beyond anyone's imagination… know for a fact…sure he does… leaves no doubt…. No question…. No doubt…. Absolutely sure.”

For this colossal lack of judgment, every single top administration official deserves to be fired or lose his or her job. But in fact not only has no one been so or done so, the only people to leave the administration were those who insisted on telling the American people the truth.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way, did you know that Alterman bought a huge mansion in the Hamptons recently? All that media-is-conservative stuff pays the bills.

6:17 PM

Blogger Jonathan Potts said...

I'm not sure why liberals are always painted as hypocrites just because they make money. He's liberal, not a Marxist. And much of the time he's right.

8:21 PM

Blogger Jonathan Potts said...

Actually, one thing that he and a lot of other media critics get wrong is in framing the issue as one of liberal vs. conservative bias. The media tends to reinforce the mechanisms of power, regardless of who controls them.

8:28 PM


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