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Tuesday, 29 August 2006 00:10

What Happens If Bush Tells "Heck of a Job Brownie" to Lie and the Media Doesn't Care?

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

Okay, on the anniversary of Bush's Katrina debacle, "Heck of a Job" Brownie tells all and reveals that Bush and the White House told him to lie and take the heat for the Katrina executive branch fiasco.

Although we never ceased to be amazed at how the mainstream media generally follows a White House script, we sometimes do become just a BIT jaded and cynical.

But if you have the former fired head of the Arabian Horse Association turned political hack appointee to run FEMA accusing the President of the United States of asking him (through WH staffers) to lie for "El Caudillo," that would appear to us to be pretty big news.

We're wrong again.

In fact, we could only find three non-mainstream sites with any reference to the accusation on Google, including one that we posted from a newsite from India!

So, we have to go across to the Indian subcontinent to find a paper that posts an article about how Bush had his incompetent FEMA Director fall on his sword for the president, while the president praised the clueless FEMA Director for doing a "heck of a job," while Bush knew that his administration's response was an abominable horror.

We were unexpectedly surprised, however, to see that the New York Times is finally reporting on the reality and truth surrounding a Hollywood-set Bush photo-op -- at least in one paragraph and about one event: "Mr. Bush delivered his remarks at an intersection in a working-class Biloxi neighborhood against a carefully orchestrated backdrop of neatly reconstructed homes. Just a few feet out of camera range stood gutted houses with wires dangling from interior ceilings. A tattered piece of crime scene tape hung from a tree in the field where Mr. Bush spoke. A toilet seat lay on its side in the grass."

You read the New York Times article about Bush's attempt to rewrite Katrina history and wonder how did the truth accidentally get inserted into NYT coverage of a White House PR event?

So Bush tells "Heck of a Job Brownie" to lie -- and no one in the mainstream media appears to care a whole lot?

The mainstream media's motto appears to be: don't bother us with the truth. It's much more complicated to report. Lies are a lot easier and faster to write up. The truth just makes our jobs harder.

You just got to feel for them, don't you?

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS