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.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Good Morning America: Your Bias is Showing 

One of the segments this morning was an interview with Cindy Sheehan, the media proclaimed leader of the anti-war movement. The interviewer asked whether the declared success of "Operation Swarmer" shows progress is being made in Iraq and therefore Sheehan should just shut the hell up. Sheehan suggested that the declaration by the military of the success of the operation was not proof that in had in fact been a success.

Since the operation began with much fanfare and media attention, some have viewed the operation as little m0re than a PR stunt, a photo-op, or just a plain ole' wag the dog propaganda effort by an adminstration which adheres to the image over substance approach to governance.

As an example, the Time Online Edition has an article titled, On Scene: How Operation Swarmer Fizzled. The GMA interviewer was apparently unaware that the account being put forth by the military was being challenged for its factual accuracy and its purported results as "progress."

I've wondered about GMA's objectivity for quite some time and their part in image management for this administration. This may seem trivial, because it probably is, but the day after Condoleeza Rice appeared in public wearing knee-high leather boots/shoes, both female anchors on GMA showed up wearing the same thing. Like the never ending propaganda backdrops at Bush appearances, it seems every aspect of image management is choreographed.

I went to the GMA webpage to verify what I had heard this morning, but the video with Sheehan was nowhere to be found. Of course, Sheehan had repeatedly pointed out that George Bush is a liar and the stated mission du jour in Iraq replaced the previous stated mission. It does seem a bit curious that they don't have this video up, but the one about cupcakes is there for all to see.

I can't wait till tomorrow to see which democrat is on This Week for Stephanopolous to interrupt.

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