Power of Story
Send a Tweet        
- Advertisement -

Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 1 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 1 (2 Shares)  

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   6 comments
OpEdNews Op Eds

The Liberal Press, Unmasked

By   Follow Me on Twitter     Message Josh Mitteldorf     Permalink
      (Page 1 of 1 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Well Said 3   Valuable 3   Must Read 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H2 1/11/15

Become a Fan
  (42 fans)
- Advertisement -

Fifteen years ago, the New York Times was doing their bit to paint a friendly face on an overprivileged, incompetent Texas drunk whose initials are GWB. "Compassionate conservatism" they wrote. "Committed to a balanced budget" He has an easy-going, friendly personality. He's just the kind of guy you'd enjoy having a beer with. Not like that other son of privilege, the stuffy guy from Harvard who's always reminding us of inconvenient truths.


Doesn't he look Presidential?
(Image by New York Times)
  Permission   Details   DMCA

And George W is quite critical of Bill Clinton's penchant for intervening in other people's wars. No "nation-building" for Pappy's eldest son. He's a practical man. Wants to keep the American military strictly for defense, so he can focus on the home front, taking care of business. Taking care of business, that's George. Well, if he should happen to be elected, at least we know that his leadership will be good for the economy.

- Advertisement -

Today, the Newspaper of Record, that bedrock of liberal good sense, is at it again, shilling for W's kid brother.

For Jeb Bush, Evolving Views Over 2 Decades

Jeb Bush once called for building prisons and emphasizing "punishment over therapy" for juvenile offenders. Today, he supports reforming the criminal justice system, arguing that incarceration can harden low-level lawbreakers into career criminals.

- Advertisement -

In the past, he stressed using deportation to rid the United States of unauthorized immigrants. These days, he describes crossing the border illegally as "an act of love" by migrant parents and supports a path to citizenship for those who have done so.

Here's a compassionate conservative, a sensible, practical man who knows how to listen. He's capable of learning from his mistakes. And he's a conservationist, too, you know, "celebrated for his $2 billion program to restore the Everglades." The article links Jeb's name to other coverage of his Presidential Exploration by the colorful Grey Lady. Turns out this is the fifth article on Jeb this year, and the year is not yet 11 days old.

Now let's see if we can remember, how did W's presidency stacked up against the promises of "compassion" and "no military adventures" and "balanced budget"?

As they say in the Bush lexicon, "Fool me once, shame on...on me. Fool me twice...well, you see, you can't get fooled again, because what you learned from the...oh, never mind, you get the idea."

But an Act of Love, that's our Jeb. Now of course, we're the New York Times, and we would never endorse a "conservative" conservative. But we're fair-minded, and give credit where it's due. If Jeb should take the White House next year, well, I suppose we could live with that"

With friends like the New York Times, who needs enemies?

- Advertisement -

 

- Advertisement -

Well Said 3   Valuable 3   Must Read 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

Josh Mitteldorf, a senior editor at OpEdNews, blogs on aging at http://JoshMitteldorf.ScienceBlog.com. Read how to stay young at http://AgingAdvice.org. Educated to be an astrophysicist, he has branched out from there to mathematical modeling in a (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon



Go To Commenting
/* The Petition Site */
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Follow Me on Twitter

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Cold Fusion: Tangible Hope in an Age of Despair

New Scientific Study: Smoking Gun Evidence of 9/11 Explosives in WTC Dust

PayPal cuts off Bradley Manning Legal Defense; Backs Off under Grass Roots Pressure

Chemical Traces of High Explosives in WTC Debris

Madoff : the Story behind the Story