when doves cry
I noticed Amy's story about Pakistan and the cruise missiles. Damn it, I thought so!Meanwhile, with "some" members of Congress, like favorite son/black eye Jim Inhofe, poo-pooing Al Gore over global warming, Robert Parry has this stupendous recount of how the media has kept the water poisoned for the man who should have been chief:Still, the underlying theme running through the attacks against Gore and other critics of Bush’s “preemptive war” policy was that a thorough debate would not be tolerated. Rather than confront arguments on their merits, Bush’s supporters simply drummed Gore and fellow skeptics out of Washington’s respectable political society.More than four years later, with more than 3,200 U.S. soldiers dead and possibly hundreds of thousands of Iraqis dead too, the consequence of the news media’s hostility toward Gore is more apparent. The question remains, however, whether the major U.S. news media has learned its lesson about the importance of journalistic professionalism and about the harm that can befall even a great nation if the public acts on “facts” that are not facts.Thanks, Bob. Gore deserves that, as do the rest.
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