Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Love Vigilantes

There's an infamous New Order show from back in the 1980s when the band, which was due on stage at 8 pm, didn't come on until close to 1 am. Upon taking the stage, a clearly drunken Peter Hook grabs the mic and says, "You paid for it, you waited for it, and now you're fucked." Needless to say, it wasn't a stellar performance.

That's America under Bush, term two, I'm afraid.

In that Reuters article I linked to in the last entry, we have this line:

Bush, after the vote, said Rice will be "a great secretary of state ... I'm honored to be working with her. And I look forward to spreading freedom and peace."

Yes, he said still somehow thinks his war is spreading peace, even as we have this headline around the internets: "Deadliest day for U.S. in Iraq war." The CNN article gets to this sad, sad line, "Wednesday's incidents brought the U.S. death toll in the war to 1,418."

Meanwhile, be sure to go back to the homepage of CNN to see how that bastion of the so-called liberal media is reporting today's news. Sure, they've posted the story about the deadliest day in Iraq, but the lead is about the train crash in Glendale. Even Fox News (I refuse to link, sorry) gives the two stories equivalent size play. The CNN editors are probably depressed that Scott Peterson didn't have something to do with it. (Not to mention they have video of the train crash, which you can see, too, if you purchase their premium content for all the best news-porn.)


2 Comments:

Blogger t0m said...

Someone referred to Bush's inauguration speech as, "We'll give you liberty or we'll give you death."

12:04 PM  
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12:24 PM  

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