ARC's 1st Law: As a "progressive" online discussion grows longer, the probability of a nefarious reference to Karl Rove approaches one

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

More Media Manipulation

H/T InstaPundit

While we're on the topic of Media Manipulation of the facts, QandO has a great post ripping E.J. Dionne (whose appearance on any Sunday Talk Show prompts me to scream as I power off the TV).

Why Democrats object to discussing foreign policy in the '02 elections I have no idea—well, I do have some suspicions—but EJ Dionne has a solution to the pesky problem of history. Change it!
The big difference between our current president and his father is that the first President Bush put off the debate over the Persian Gulf War until after the 1990 midterm elections. The result was one of most substantive and honest foreign policy debates Congress has ever seen, and a unified nation.
How is this wrong? Let me count the ways:
[... excerpted hilarity]
Oh, and finally—because it seems relevant, and because EJ Dionne doesn't sully his column with this kind of thing—it's worth noting that Democrats called for a public pre-election debate on the Iraq issue. Recall the Feinstein-Leahy resolution, about which Patrick Leahy said:
For the good of the country and for the long-term success of whatever approach we take, President Bush should follow his father’s lead and support a vigorous and constructive debate on Iraq. ... There should be a full debate and a vote. That is what the Constitution prescribes, and that is what the American people expect.
In 2002, they demanded Bush make the case for war to their face. Today, they've retreated to "not in the face!"

It seems that fact-checking was not something that E.J. believes in...

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler