Affirmative Action for Plutocrats

The Bush Bulge

This post by Phoenix Woman, on Firedoglake, is great.  It gets source material from here.  It is an important reminder that with the right qualifications you too can get a free pass from the media.  If you’re unwilling to look at the links, just look carefully at the president’s back and ask yourself what the bulge is for.  Did he accidentally put Dick Cheney’s pacemaker on backwards?

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7 thoughts on “Affirmative Action for Plutocrats

  1. “Ben Bagdikian, retired dean of U.C. Berkeley’s journalism school, held Woodward’s current position at the Washington Post during the time of the Pentagon Papers. Informed of the fate of the bulge story and Nelson’s photos at the three newspapers, he said:

    ‘I cannot imagine a paper I worked for turning down a story like this before an election. This was credible photographic evidence not about breaking the rules, but of a total lack of integrity on the part of the president, evidence that he’d cheated in the debate, and also of a lack of confidence in his ability on the part of his campaign. I’m shocked to hear top management decided not to run such a story.'”

  2. “I’d certainly choose [Nelson’s] opinion over that of a tailor,” Revkin concluded, referring to news reports that cited the man who makes the president’s suits.

  3. “Suggestions that Bush may have using (sic) this technique stem from a D-day event in France, when a CNN broadcast appeared to pick up — and broadcast to surprised viewers — the sound of another voice seemingly reading Bush his lines, after which Bush repeated them.”

    that’s the footage i want to see…

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