Monday, December 03, 2007

Planted Questions

From Think Progress:

In an interview with C-SPAN’s Washington Journal today, Washington Post reporter Glenn Kessler, author of Confidante: Condoleezza Rice and the Creation of the Bush Legacy, revealed that after President Bush promoted her to Secretary of State, Rice mounted a “public relations” campaign to distance herself from the pre-war fiasco.

As part of this PR campaign, she directed an aide to “plant a question” asking if she would run for President, in order to help “negate American memories of her very direct role” in invading Iraq

But what fool would fall for such a pathetic ploy?

And just because, here are some past predictions from genius pundit Dick Morris:

Katrina has the capacity to shape the second Bush term in the same way Sept. 11 shaped his first term — not only in rebuilding New Orleans but in taking preventative steps around the nation to bolster our defenses against natural and manmade disasters and terror strikes. Responding to disasters is a source of presidential strength and popularity, and Bush is about to show how it is done.

From New York state comes the latest John Zogby poll, forecasting a race for the Senate instead of a cakewalk. For the first time since GOP wannabe Jeanine Pirro dropped out of the race, polls indicate that New Yorkers hare having second thoughts about reelecting Hillary.

from Newshounds:

Morris also claimed he had never said Clinton would lose her senate race to Rick Lazio.

“Yes, you did,” Colmes said. The facts back him up. Not only did Morris say Clinton was in deep trouble in her 1999 race with Lazio, Morris also wrongly predicted she was in deep trouble in her 2005 senate campaign despite the polls giving her a 22-point lead.

Why is this guy still on my teevee? Why is he is still in my newspaper?

1 comment:

Phoenix Woman said...

This is why I call it The GOP/Media Complex, TKK.

If the media really was liberal, Molly Ivins would have had a talk show in the 1990s, Joe Conason would be writing for the New York Times, and Jonah Goldberg would be writing for his mother's free weekly shopper paper.