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Sunday, September 04, 2005

WaPo Buys Bush Administration Lies

The Bush Admin has turned from strategy No. 1 - claiming no one could have anticipated the Katrina tragedy - to strategy No. 2 - smearing local and state officials for the disaster in New Orleans. The Washington Post helped ride herd on this new line publishing this incredible statement yesterday:

As of Saturday, [Democratic Louisiana Governor] Blanco still had not declared a state of emergency, the senior Bush official said.


One problem. Turns out, it's not true.

So what corrective action will the WaPo take regarding this blatant lie and their own blatant incompetence in failing to check it before publishing it? Will they out the unnamed Bush administration source? Will they take any punitive action against the writers and editors that allowed this to go to press? If the last 5 years are any indication, I won't hold my breath.

Not only is this tragedy exposing Bush's incompetence, but it's also exposing the DC press corps willingness to print anything to suck up to the Bushies.

2 Comments:

  • Typical Bush administration strategy--when the facts don't look good distract people or muddy the waters to make it difficult to figure out the facts. I don't think they'll be able to raise the terrorist threat level to district us this time, so I guess they'll be spreading a bunch of lies to muddy the waters. Hopefully, the media will stop taking statements that these clowns make at face value.

    By Anonymous Nathan, at 2:25 PM  

  • Fact is, Blanco herself is equally incompetent

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:16 PM  

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