"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Friday, November 25, 2005

Bush faces dual challenges on Iraq - Washington Post

Bush faces dual challenges on Iraq - washingtonpost.com Highlights - MSNBC.com

Nothing major or detailed here, but it appears to me that the bad news we often hear comes from the media or I should say is relayed by them. I'm not saying there isn't any bad news, an action of this sort cannot not have bad news, just as it cannot not have good news; yet we seldom hear of anything good.

If the Washington Post and other outlets write an article of this type do they recognize what comes from them day in and day out?

If they're not being entirely honest and are filtering out those stories that don't sell news; is the subject of this article in part generated by their input or lack of?

Whether one is for or against this action in Iraq, is it fair to us whether Right, Center or Left if we are not basing our reactions/feelings/beliefs on the whole picture?

Did any of us vote into office any of these reporters or media outlets? If not, aren't their day to day decisions on what to go with and what to say about it, almost if not more real than the actions/decisions of our elected officials?

As full of you know what, that politicians can be; isn't the media and what they say our reality? What if they are just as full of it?

I don't begin to assume that I am the only one with these questions and I could likely continue all day just typing on and on, but I consider this somewhat of a concern that more of us should have. You have to do an awful lot of bouncing around for information before you begin to see the whole picture and I'm getting tired of having to do that.

What truly is going on out there?


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