According to Associated Press reporter, Terrence Hunt, President Bush today sharply condemned the disclosure of a program to secretly monitor the financial transactions of suspected terrorists. “The disclosure of this program is disgraceful,” he said.
“For people to leak that program and for a newspaper to publish it does great harm to the United States of America,” Bush said, jabbing his finger for emphasis.
An administration actively dismantling The Bill of Rights does great harm to this nation. An administration willing to lie and manipulate meaning does great harm to this nation. An administration that takes us to war under false pretenses does great harm to this nation. An administration that blows a CIA operative’s cover for political leverage does great harm to this nation. An administration with a blind eye to torture does great harm to this nation.
I keep thinking there’s hope. That the people will come to their senses and ride these clowns out of town. But that will never happen when the only source of truth–a free media–is under constant attack.
Is it not obvious how important discrediting the media is to the right? They have their own TV network (run by the same man who put the first King George in office) which spews propaganda 24/7. That ought to give us a pretty good clue how important media manipulation is to their strategy.
Karl Rove has memorized Joseph Goebbels’ playbook. And we are all worse off for his mastery.