Bob Cesca: Understanding The Media's 'Patriotic' Narcolepsy

"The release of Andrea Mitchell's new book Talking Tough to Presidents, Dictators, and Other Scoundrels has brought with it the admission by Mitchell and some of her colleagues that they -- the press and your Fourth Estate -- gave President Bush and his administration a free pass from 9/11 through Hurricane Katrina. This stands repeating. Members of the media have confirmed they made a conscious effort not to challenge the Bush administration for exactly four years, through and including the 2004 presidential election, until just this past month when it temporarily grew a vestigial spinal column."

And spent their energies, instead, attacking and disparaging the Blogosphere where those of us who do NOT have $500K White House Press jobs to lose say what we think about what we see going on. We may be wrong, but we haven't been bought, either with money or jingoist hysteria masquerading as patriotism.


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