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Friday, March 24, 2006

The MSM in Full Meltdown: BDS Reigns Supreme ...

For those unaware of what "BDS" is it stands for Bush Derangement Syndrome. And yes, the MSM is having it's final meltdown moments. First up is Glenn Reynolds points to this wonderful piece done by Toby Harnden, a Daily Telegraph columnist, regarding a recent run=in he had in Iraq with a colleague.

The other day, while taking a break by the Al-Hamra Hotel pool, fringed with the usual cast of tattooed defence contractors, I was accosted by an American magazine journalist of serious accomplishment and impeccable liberal credentials.

She had been disturbed by my argument that Iraqis were better off than they had been under Saddam and I was now — there was no choice about this — going to have to justify my bizarre and dangerous views. I’ll spare you most of the details because you know the script — no WMD, no ‘imminent threat’ (though the point was to deal with Saddam before such a threat could emerge), a diversion from the hunt for bin Laden, enraging the Arab world. Etcetera.

But then she came to the point. Not only had she ‘known’ the Iraq war would fail but she considered it essential that it did so because this would ensure that the ‘evil’ George W. Bush would no longer be running her country. Her editors back on the East Coast were giggling, she said, over what a disaster Iraq had turned out to be. ‘Lots of us talk about how awful it would be if this worked out.’ Startled by her candour, I asked whether thousands more dead Iraqis would be a good thing.

She nodded and mumbled something about Bush needing to go. By this logic, I ventured, another September 11 on, say, September 11 would be perfect for pushing up John Kerry’s poll numbers. ‘Well, that’s different — that would be Americans,’ she said, haltingly. ‘I guess I’m a bit of an isolationist.’ That’s one way of putting it.

The moral degeneracy of these sentiments didn’t really hit me until later when I dined at the home of Abu Salah, a father of six who took over as the Daily Telegraph’s chief driver in Baghdad when his predecessor was killed a year ago.

In essence, that magazine writer wants us to lose. She stated that she and her collegaues talk about how "awful it would be" if Iraq was a success. Of course it is a success by the Left and the MSM do not want to admit it. By doing so, they would have to admit that they were wrong, and the man they despise most--that being President George W. Bush--was right. That is a tough admission by anyone on that side of the aisle. And if the Left out there would like to proclaim this as an "isolated incident" within the media, think again. Remember Dan Rather? How about Eason Jordan? What about comments made by Walter Cronkite during Vietnam, or Ted Rall recently? Or, how about this from Drudge today:


A top producer at ABC NEWS declared "Bush makes me sick" in an email obtained by the DRUDGE REPORT.

John Green, currently executive producer of the weekend edition of GOOD MORNING AMERICA, unloaded on the president in an ABC company email obtained by the DRUDGE REPORT.

"If he uses the 'mixed messages' line one more time, I'm going to puke," Green complained.

The blunt comments by Green, along with other emails obtained by the DRUDGE REPORT, further reveal the inner workings of the nation's news outlets.

A friend of Green's at ABC says Green is mortified by the email. "John feels so badly about this email. He is a straight shooter and great producer who is always fair. That said, he deeply regrets the sentiment expressed in the email and the embarrassment it causes ABC News."

The full memo, dated September 30, 2004, and was sent via a Blackberry reads as follows:

Are you watching this? Bush makes me sick. If he uses the 'mixed messages' line one more time, I'm going to puke.

And if the MSM does not recognize how far over the cliff they are, and drop this bias, I am going to puke. The media is supposed to report the facts, without any sort of bias. This e-mail message clearly has a level of bias that one could argue has been present in ABC's news coverage of the Bush administration. These people are not asking tough questions.

When Terry Moran loses his cool on Scott McClellan over semantics, there is a problem. When Dan Rather is caught peddling phony documents in a blatant and partisan attack against the president--in an effort to influence a presidential election--there is a problem. When Eason Jordan accuses our troops of deliberately targeting journalists and refuses to back it up, there is a problem. When
Ted Rall puts together a piece praising the jihadis for joining the jihad, and makes it seem like he means it, there is a problem.

And the list goes on. The point of this is just as Bernie Goldberg put it in his two books. There is a bias in the media against anything that violates their worldview and mindset. They do not admit it because the people they associate with believe as they do, which is why things like defending one's nation seems foreign and repulsive to them. Indeed, I see no media people grabbing a rifle and standing post to defend their right to spew; I see young men and women in our military doing that. They defend our nation, not the media. Words will not stop the jihadist from taking your heads. A 5.56 round fired by one of our soldiers will.

The media has decided that they will serve as the constant reminder--ad naseum, at times--that there are those who disagree with the president and the administration regarding the war on terror. For the umpteenth time, it is so noted, but we need no reminder. The actions of the MSM since the start of the war have been reprehensible, and the public has spoken out. Bloggers have virtually crucified the MSM for their terrible coverage. Now, the beatings will get worse because it is possible there will be a backlash by the MSM towards bloggers for nailing them on another fallacy they have maintained.

That fallacy is that they support the troops. They do not. They do not support this mission, and a deep-seeded resentment of the military has caused them to move the direction that they have.

The Bunny ;)


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