Friday, January 19, 2007

Smiles, Everyone, Smiles

I have mentioned (well, okay, screamed) on numerous occasions that The Mainstream Press Is The Enemy. The Corporate Media are part of the problem, because they shape the conversation for so much of the country. They do not do their job, which is to report the news. Foremost among their chosen duties is to report on political figures, in particular the President of the United States, in such a way that We, The People, may know what's going on, or at least have a clue to the proper direction of what's going on.

They're not supposed to buddy up to the guy.

They certainly didn't during the Clinton administration.

But Boy Howdy, they loves them some Dubya:
[Comedian Rich] Little said organizers of the event made it clear they don't want a repeat of last year's controversial appearance by Stephen Colbert, whose searing satire of President Bush and the White House press corps fell flat and apparently touched too many nerves.

"They got a lot of letters," Little said Tuesday. "I won't even mention the word 'Iraq.'"

Little, who hasn't been to the White House since he was a favorite of the Reagan administration, said he'll stick with his usual schtick -- the impersonations of the past six presidents.

"They don't want anyone knocking the president. He's really over the coals right now, and he's worried about his legacy," added Little, a longtime Las Vegas resident.
Awww. Don't you feel sorry for the man who lied our country into war, trashed the economy, destroyed our reputation around the world, tortures people in secret prisons, shreds our civil rights, ignores laws and the Constitution, and is about to escalate a war the country wants him to get out of?

Gee. I don't. And the loathsome Press Corps is more worried about his feelings than his actions, or our country, or their chosen responsibility.

I guess they've chosen another responsibility. Which makes it imperative that we never let up on calling them the cohorts, the enablers... what's that term from criminal law...? Accomplices, yeah, that's it. As in, just as fucking guilty. Just as culpable in all those deaths, all that suffering.

You lied, you covered up the lies, you changed the conversation, you worried about missing white women, you debated celebrity break-ups and pregnancies, you did everything you possibly could to change the subject whenever somebody tried to call BushCo on their unspeakable actions... and now you're worried about hurting his feelings.

I hope Cronkite slaps your faces, one at a time. No. I hope he hires The Rock or Bill Goldberg or at least Patrick Warburton to slap your faces, one at a time.

And I really hope that, when Dubya and Cheney and Condi and Rummy and all of your other good pals get sent to the Hague, they've got your names on the indictments as well.

Update: Wait, it gets better. Now the WHCA says they didn't give Little any guidelines. Which doesn't explain how Little knew they'd got a lot of letters....

"They don't want anyone knocking the president. He's really over the coals right now, and he's worried about his legacy."

I find it strange that he's worried about his legacy now. It's like buying auto insurance after crashing the car.
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