Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Teach the U.S. Media A Lesson. . . Read This Memo

In the UK, one of the top 10 news stories this year is one we Americans have barely heard of. Government image spinners are too busy de-bunking it and mainstream media sources are too busy ignoring it. Another example of media manipulation by the White House? U.S. apathy? Polarized political debate? Whatever it is, it seems that everyone else is reading it except Americans.

No wonder the rest of the world hates us.

Ever since we invaded Iraq, I've been convinced the main conflict involved paternal loyalty. Afer the Gulf War, the Iraqis decorated the floor of the Baghdad Hilton with a mosaic image of George Bush (the elder) ensuring that hundreds of people walked on his face each day. So when Dad's political machine got George Jr. elected, he owed Pop a great Father's Day gift -- one that brother Jeb could never top. In short, that mosaic was coming up come hell or high water. The Hilton floor was replaced within a month of the invasion.

My theory could be right or maybe Karl Rove just wanted to capitalize on 9/11 paranoia to get George W. to a second term. Whatever you might believe, show the U.S. media that you DO care about stuff beyond the end of your driveway.

You need to read the Downing Street Memo.


At 12:25 AM, Blogger ram said...

And I thought it was for Oil!

At 7:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget after 9/11 there was a "no fly" order across America. Do we remember who the exception to that rule was? According to Michael Moore it was the Bin Laden family; they were flown to safety from the US. Potential witnesses all......Bush family friends. So we invaded Iraq and captured Saddam..top THAT Jeb.....


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