Then, yesterday, he came out, brazenly calling people who reported his infamy shameful. He had his short-leashed attack poodle, Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez explain that it was legal. And too many of the mainstream media jmust stood there nodding their journalistically impotent bobble heads, listening, just passing on his imperious spin.
Sorry George. You've had it. Not only are you on the way out, along with the traitor congressional members who conspired with you, but the way the mainstream media tell this story will define them as worthless propagandists or real media worthy of retaining their access to the licenses to the airwaves. The New York Times will never be the same for me. Yes, they published the report, finally, but they should NEVER have met with you on December sixth and they certainly should never have waited a year to report it. I won't be buying their paper any more. Matter of fact, their failure suggests an opening for a real daily newspaper. I've been writing, for almost three years, that we need a tough, progressive th ink-tank-like advocacy organization. Maybe the best approach would be to have it be a for profit operation that produces a daily newspaper and maybe even a TV network. Put it in New York and let it replace the limp spined, NY Times.
But currently, we find ourselves with a disappointing situation, not even having, fromt he "fourth estate" the daily newspaper we thought we had fighting hard for the truth. We have Attorney General ALberto Gonzalez acting not as law-keeper but as apologist. We have the leaders of the congress as co-conspirators, the White House as criminal perpetrators. The congress has been taking the law into its own hands too-- changing the rules on minimum times legislators are allowed to evaluate new bills, extending deadlines. THis is lawlessness, or worse, corruption of rules.
It's time we start asking who knew Bush was breaking the law and when they knew. Because they should be charged with aiding and abetting the crime. The corruption among Republicans has become more than a malodour. It is a permeating, unrelenting, seemingly ubiquitous stench that is choking democracy, poisoning America's future.
So I check what CNN and MSNBC are reporting- CNN is talking about workers fired for being smokers. MSNBC is showing conveyor belts with CHristmas presents. If this was a flood or police car chase, they'd be on it like flies on Bush, or corporations on sh*t, or is that vice versa? This story should be screaming out of the headlines. It should be having editors and newsroom producers sending reporters running in all directions digging up further info on this story. They should be showing the Bush apologists hanging themselves and they should be giving the Democrats air time to work up the agitation so they start talking about impeachment-- nonstop.
And let's not forget the election/vote system. As each corrupt, criminal act of this administration and the republicans comes to our awareness, it makes the need to fix the vote counting system all the more urgent. There should never be another election again in this nation that allows any vote that cannot be verified and recounted with fully trustworthy paper ballots.