Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Why, oh why isn't the major media taking them to task?

Cheney lied and continues to lie about Iraq and Al Qaeda. He stonewalled and continues to stonewall about his energy advisory board. He tells Sen. Patrick Leahy to "go fuck [him]self." Bush lies about Kerry's votes, and cheerfully obfuscates about Iraq. The mouthpieces for the administration--whether McLellan, Ridge, or the entire staff of FoxNews--freely distort facts and produce lies about everything from Kerry's past to their own policies.

But not one report I've seen in a major media outlet has taken them to task the way they need to be. Where are the Woodwards and Bernsteins now. It's not enough for the NY Times to issue a mea culpa for their coverage, when so much is going so wrong.

Sure, you could argue that there are plenty of editorial writers out there. But how much impact does the op-ed page have compared to the front page.

For crissakes, Clinton was impeached because he got a blowjob from a chubby, needy intern, and he lied about it. That's criminal? Amoral, yes. But criminal? Hardly.

Now, in the name of a trumped up war and the blood of thousands, is there any question this administration has done far worse. So where are the indictments for the lies told by the Bush administration? Where are the charges for sending thousands of young men and women to death and permanent disfigurement in the name of grudges, profit, and hubris? This is wrong, dammit, and the fourth estate has turned into a meek little lapdog in the court of Mad King George III and his evil Viziers.

Makes me so angry I want to scream. But then I would be accused of being un-American. After all: we wouldn't want dissent in a democracy, would we?