Saturday, June 03, 2006

WaPo's Bush Bubble B.S.

Christy at FDL:
"The WaPo reports that the Bush White House has embarked on a strategy which has the President publicly appearing to listen to opposing opinions, and that this may be the same thing as Bushie coming out of his bubble... Bolten’s PR offensive aside, I call bullshit. Unless and until we see some willingness for George Bush to actually consider opinions contrary to his own, discuss them, and contemplate the ramifications of his action above and beyond "my way or the high way," all of this is just so much pre-election PR positioning. I’m with Larry Wilkerson on this one."
Here's my favorite graf:
"In Bush's view, certitude has served him well -- a fidelity to core principles that avoids the sort of equivocation that he believes undermined Bill Clinton's presidency. But as he headed into his sixth year in office, the president was derided in a Newsweek cover story titled "Bush in the Bubble," which characterized him as perhaps "the most isolated president in modern history."
Translation: I can read Bush's mind and he's such a principled man compared to that liar Bill Clinton and look at those liberal Bush-haters at Newsweek accusing him of being in a bubble...

More from Oliver Willis and the Carpetbagger

UPDATE: The New York Times goes a step further...

10 Comments:

Blogger Matt Ortega said...

Ah yes, and Bush is "returning honor and dignity" to the office Bill Clinton disgraced with a roaring economy that benefitted everyone, safety regulations that protected Americans and a trillions-of-dollars surplus projected, by...

... destroying our credibility with a made-up war, stagnating wages and increasing corporate profits, killing our planet and borrowing more money than we'll ever be able to pay back.

"Mission accomplished."

6/03/2006 11:40 AM  
Blogger Zappatero said...

The Washington Post falls for it every time. How many times do they have to get burned before they start scrutinizing the Administration's spin?

It seems like every day the Gang of 500 wakes up and hopes for a more honest, competent, and thoughtful Preznit. And every day they're wrong. Their idealism and naivete is killing us.

6/03/2006 1:13 PM  
Blogger Fues said...

Let us repeat the truth-bullshit
Motherfucking bullshit
I am sick unto death of these pukes who continually denigrate the intelligence of the great unwashed-we are not all bubbas just off the turnip farm. No integrity, no morals, no honor, no courage, no wisdom, no compassion.......and we are supposed to believe them..........puke.

6/03/2006 2:48 PM  
Blogger No Blood for Hubris said...

Another crock 'o shit.

6/03/2006 5:50 PM  
Blogger Jimi said...

An apparently conservative media, being called liberal by their own just can't publish good news without being pooped on...Silver linings good people, silver linings...Go figure.

6/03/2006 5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the point of making a BIG deal of bringing some "other point of view" to the oval office, except as a new type of spin. We still have a fool for a president and barely a light at the end of the tunnel.
That should make me feel good?

I guess the media thinks I am a moron? The media and the WH are in bed together covered in manure and a few paragraphs here and there with some insightful reporting does not change anything.

I have stopped believing that this country and I has any future left, it took Bush only 5 years to steal it away.

6/03/2006 6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the image of journalists standing against the power, unafraid of speaking up is - for the most part - only a Hollywood thing lately.

The Washington Post and the NYT keep being lenient, gentle, compliant (even if boot-licking comes to mind as a more accurate adjective).

They should wake up, search, investigate, check. Too many lies have been seen to be able to afford so relaxed newspapers.

6/04/2006 12:49 AM  
Anonymous rimone said...

anonymous: I guess the media thinks I am a moron?

*mirthless laughter* you're not alone--they think we're ALL morons.

thank you for this, Peter.

6/04/2006 5:26 AM  
Anonymous barrelhse said...

I stopped reading WaPo months ago- same old shit, they sound like Fox.
MSM-you're enablers for this bunch of self-righteous crackpots. How about a tidbit on the Mayflower instead of covering the gay-bashing bullshit.

6/04/2006 8:02 AM  
Blogger eRobin said...

I wasn't surprised to see that story. Whenever the going gets rough for Dear Leader, a story about his strong personality shows up in the pages of the NYT. The White House Letter which I watch closely, which I watch closely, was the prime vehicle for this kind of thing during the campaign. Now, with the polls diving, it looks like the front page is the place to put the puffery.

6/04/2006 4:43 PM  

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