Saturday, June 10, 2006

Stuck on stupid

Off topic:

Here's a story linked from a CNN Breaking News page with the headline "E-mail alleges Bush glad to dodge Katrina blame."

The news as breathlessly reported:

The September 2005 e-mail reads: "I did hear of one reference to you, at the Cabinet meeting yesterday. I wasn't there, but I heard someone commented that the press was sure beating up on Mike Brown, to which the president replied, 'I'd rather they beat up on him than me or Chertoff.' "

The sender adds, "Congratulations on doing a great job of diverting hostile fire away from the leader."

CNN has been unable to verify the authenticity of the e-mail, but the White House designation "" is part of the sender's e-mail address, indicating it came from the Executive Office of the President.




Oh, and take a guess how many references there are to "Haditha" in a Google News search around noon EDT today?


The MSM may have indeed lost interest. No My Lai. No Abu Ghraib.


Papa Ray said...

No, they are just having a normal news cycle. Several "newsworthy" cycles have peaked then waited for the next chance to make them "breaking news" again.

Like I have said before, the Military does not get in a hurry when it comes to Military Justice. Just keep working, because as soon as the Military starts its long drawn out proceedings, this story will jump to the headlines again.

Your doing good work, keep your focus. Know that you have appriciation from those of us who don't want our Military used for political gain.

What we do want is respect and support for them and justice for those accused.

Papa Ray

Anonymous said...

It looks like this is going to be another 'Blather Rather' moment. It it turns out the way it's looking today i want to see some heads roll in the U.S. Start with the reporters, na, start with Murtha.