It is somewhat comforting to know that the MSM is actually engaged in real news for a change after at least 5 years of hard news denial and Bush cheerleading. However, the MSM still has a long and tough road to hoe before it is completely where it needs to be. I wonder if they (the journalists and TV anchors) will measure up to the task at hand. Today’s talking heads and journalists (except for a rare few) seem unable or unwilling to deeply probe issues or hold our elected officials accountable for their actions. Instead, there seems to be an ethos of high worship of those in power.
Unfortunately, few of today’s anchors and journalists are made of the same cloth as many in the past.
Earth to MSM anchors and reporters…it is not about YOU and FACE TIME or STENOGRAPHY or SHOWTIME or ACTING. You are not a STAR in a FILM…Your job is to report the EVENTS and POLITICS of the day, without spin, that profoundly effect us as a nation. Er, try to, uh, search your souls deeply, really, really deeply, for a modicum of guts, integrity and ethical backbone… As I mentioned above, you have a long and tough road to hoe. Please do try to measure up. LS
From Yahoo News via Raw Story: WHITE HOUSE FEARS INDICTMENT FOR LIBBY
LIBBY WILL PROBABLY BE INDICTED
FROM THE NYT: AIDE TO CHENEY LIKELY TO BE INDICTED AND ROVE IS UNDER SCRUTINY
NYT ON LIBBY AND ROVE
RAW STORY ON LIBBY AND ROVE
Raw Story is more forthcoming on Plamegate than the corporate MSM, in my view. Perhaps this is the case b/c they are not owned by Bush loyalists and opportunists. LS
RAW STORY MORE FORTHCOMING ON LIBBY/ROVE SCANDAL THAN MSM
WALL STREET JOURNAL: AT ROOT OF LEAK PROBE IS PREWAR DISPUTE.
It seems that the WH and CIA were at each other's throats over intelligence on Iraq. Now, who would you believe? An incompetent Bush appointed political hack or buddy boy/girl , a quintessential money/power mongering opportunist, i.e. Cheney, or, a well-educated and seasoned CIA official who had to undergo a rigorous selection process and training? LS
WSJ: CIA AND WHITE HOUSE CLASH OVER INTELLIGENCE
FORMER GOP SENATOR CRITICIZES HARD CORE AND EXTREME CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE IN GOP
Former U.S. Senator Dansforth is a minister and Clarence Thomas's mentor.
UM...you dudes courted this group of extremists to get into power. You sold your souls to the devil all right. LS
Found via Buzz Flash
GOP WORRIED ABOUT IMPACT EXTREME CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE HAS ON GOP
CHENEY IS BLOODIED IF NOT OUT OF THE GAME AND DUBYA SITS ON THE SIDELINES AS A DISPIRITED WATER BOY
Great piece by Jane Hamsher of the Huffington Post
HUFFINGTON POST ON CHENEY AND BUSH HERE