[internetworkers] A-Dubya-O-L

Evan Zimmerman evan.zimmerman at gmail.com
Thu Sep 9 11:03:05 EDT 2004


A great example of this, trying to make fact into rumor and
speculation by asking vague questions, is this longer interview from
the 60 minutes bit with the Bush spokesman:

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/week_2004_09_05.php#003452




On Thu, 9 Sep 2004 11:00:04 -0400, Michael Czeiszperger
<michael at czeiszperger.org> wrote:
> 
> On Sep 9, 2004, at 10:31 AM, H. Wade Minter wrote:
> 
> > "Steve Schmidt, a spokesman for the Bush-Cheney campaign, charged that
> > Texans for Truth "is a front group for MoveOn.org that has spent tens
> > of millions of dollars attacking the president. . . . This is a smear
> > group launching baseless attacks on behalf of John Kerry's campaign
> > that will be rejected by the American people." "
> >
> > "...unlike the Swift Boat Veterans For Truth, who are a wholly
> > independent organization exercising their constitutional rights to
> > free speech."
> >
> > Mr. Pot, meet Mr. Kettle
> 
> I've been reading The Republican Noise Machine: Right-Wing Media and
> How it Corrupts Demoncracy by David Brooks:
> 
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1400048753/qid=1094741411/sr=ka
> -1/ref=pd_ka_1/104-2659332-6040737
> 
> One of his points after working inside the Republican-controlled media
> for many years is their attempt to discredit the professional of
> journalism to the point that the public believes there's no such thing
> as objective evidence.  In a world in which there is no actual
> objective reporting, then everything must be subjective, in which case
> opinion is all that matters and facts don't exist.
> 
> This comes into play in comparing the military service of the two
> candidates.  On the one hand you have actual written, documented
> evidence showing Bush disobeyed a direct order, along with pay records
> with a six month gap.  On the other hand all it takes to discredit
> Kerry is an opinion, even if all available hard evidence contradicts
> your statements.
> 
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> Chapel Hill, NC
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