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Thursday, February 16, 2006

The Sensational Media Blitz

The media has gone nuts covering Cheney's hunting accident and I don't get it.
Every and I do mean every broadcast seems inundated with up to the minute reports following Cheney's accident as if it was one of the biggest political stories of the year.

My point is this story seems more personal than political. It's right up there with Clinton's blowjob or Cheney's daughter's sexual preference.
Oversold sensational news that serves no real purpose other than to boost ratings.
Cheney shot his friend in a hunting accident and that sucks.
It really sucks for Mr. Whittington.

Don't get caught up in the hype as the reporters piss and moan about Cheney making a public statement or the White House holding back a press release 12, 18 or 24 hours after the fact.
What did you expect from this administration? Duh, the truth..
They continue to hold up ongoing investigations like the misleading info used to take us to war in Iraq or Bush's illegal wire taps. They hold back the requested information and documents.
If they were honest, forthright and aboveboard in their daily operations there wouldn't be so many investigations in so many areas.

Don't get me wrong I am no fan of Dick Cheney but there are plenty of issues worth following and demanding answers.

If you want to get upset, try investigating Cheney's relationship with Halliburton and the 'No Bid' contracts awarded them in Iraq and again in New Orleans.

If you want to get upset, try asking Arlen Specter and Ted Stephens why they chose to waive swearing in people giving testimony at hearings.
Why waste the time and money to investigate and then not demand the truth and real answers to all the questions?
Whose interests do they serve? Not mine!
Stephens was content to let the big oil boys slide(and they lied).
Specter let Gonzales slide about Bush's illegal wire taps(and never gives a straight answer).

If you want to get upset, try asking Congress why they are in such a hurry to renew the Patriot Act The Patriot Act will continue to violate our right to privacy by giving the Government too much power. They will continue to abuse the power and you can watch as your civil liberties are decimated.
It has little to do with terrorism but alot to do with Big Brother.
Damn people, this is serious shit!

The media frenzy can be a distraction from real issues.
The White House uses these same tactics as a distraction in terror alerts, press releases and the State of the Union Address.
We already know the State of the Union.. It's fucked up..

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