Tin Shop Tartan - Randolph County Alabama's Own Snarky and Surly Scot Gets All Native

Blogging from the suburbs of the Tin Shop community, Captain Plaid brings Progressivism, and a share of Quixotic angst, to the ridges and hollows of Randolph County, Alabama. Hardly a booster yet rooted here enough to fight, Plaidsters can perhaps find like cause in trying to build local solutions to global concerns. Education, environment, economy, entertainment, engagement ... Trust the Tartan!

Friday, July 28, 2006

"the facts are biased…the facts in Iraq have an anti-Bush agenda"

As a follow up to my post yesterday on The Leader's editorial on "media bias" I'll hand you Eric Alterman's Think Again column from the Center for American Progress entitled "Bush Bounces, Reporters Follow".

Professor Alterman's "When Presidents Lie" appears as our post image. (A new paperback will only run you a little over $10.00 even though I've linked to the hardcover.) In this work he examines FDR, FK, LBJ and The Gipper with the lens of history, although some of Reagan's revolting record in Latin America remains classified. Certainly his description of Bu$hCo as the first "post truth" President reveals his views of Dubyah yet it also holds as an indictment of how the press has handled this White House.

In his CAP piece he lays out some strong supporting evidence of recent kid glove treatment given Bu$hCo by Newsweek, Time, and CNN.

"The facts are biased" was and is borrowed from Rob Corddry of The Daily Show. And we know it is just not the facts in Iraq. All the facts, in essentially every single thing his administration touches, are seemingly conspiring against this President. Peace ... or War!