A BUZZFLASH EDITORAL
It's hard not to look back on this week and realize how divorced the mainstream media is from the reality of what's important in the news.
First of all, Bush had his most bizarre of bizarre news conferences yet. Only a Jon Stewart "instant analysis" of the event did it justice.
Suffice it to say, the screaming headline from the news conference was Bush admitted that Iraq had absolutely no connection to 9/11. Well, it should have been a screaming headline, but did you see it as front-page news anywhere? Or as the lead story on any television news?
And Bush's "performance" in the news conference was so unbalanced and over-the-top that not only his intelligence should be questioned -- as even the GOP cheerleader Joe Scarborough managed to do -- but his mental stability should be topic number one on the talk shows.
Adding fuel to that last point -- and further indication of a nation run by a man who is suffering from arrested development -- was an item in U.S. News and World Report, largely ignored by the mainstream press, that Bush loves to amuse himself by openly passing gas in front of White House aides. Apparently, his biggest thrill is -- and we are quoting from U.S. News and World Report -- "He's also known to cut a few for laughs, especially when greeting new young aides."
We guess this is what Republicans mean when they claim Bush brought back "honor and dignity" to the White House.
"Farting" for fun to humiliate new young White House staffers isn't just passing gas, it's a downright disgrace to the American people and to the White House.
We apologize for bringing it up, but Bush is the guy who is playing whoopee cushion jokes while our kids are dying in Iraq -- and no one in the mainstream press thinks that this is some underlying indication that he is unfit for office?
Frankly, it stinks to high heavens. Literally.
As for the ludicrous assertion that Bush has taken to reading the French existentialist writer, Albert Camus, we defer to our BuzzFlash Blogger in the Last Chance Democracy Cafe, who dubbed George "The Farting Voltaire."
If this weren't all so tragic for America, it would be, well, a gas.
But people are dying by the thousands and our president is literally farting around for kicks.
This is sick, very sick.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL