Saturday, January 23, 2010

Rethinking Bush

Or, more accurately, identifying media's role in mischaracterizing Bush and effecting the election of Obama. Andrew Breitbart:

[M]edia deliberately and malevolently sustained a false caricature of Bush in its pages and on its broadcasts in order to bog down the leader of the free world when he needed all the help he could get, [at] a time when the country was in great danger. The continuum of media-legitimized Bush hatred directly resulted in the Obama candidacy which was framed by the media as the antidote to Bush’s “toxicity.”

We tend to gloss over the implications of what Breitbart is saying. GWB was willfully mischaracterized in a successful media campaign to both misrepresent and change the course of history. Toxic, indeed.

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