A tribute to Condoleeza Rice and George W. Bush who, despite voluminious evidence to the contrary, said, "I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile," adding that "even in retrospect" there was "nothing" to suggest that" and "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees," respectively.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

The Irony is Lost on George Will 

There was some discussion during the roundtable segment on "This Week" about spending money to influence other countries' political makeup through the use of propaganda. Paraphrasing Will, since I don't have the exact quote, said that totalitarian regimes seek a national consciousness by controlling the messages delivered to the populace. After the recent revelation that the Bush administration has spent 1.4 billion dollars on shameless self-promotion through the media, made cash payments to purported jounalists to provide favorable copy and the right-wing noise machine that operates within our borders with players life Fox News, Clear Channel, Sinclair Broadcasting, and the Wall Street Journal, it seems that the irony is lost on old George.

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