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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

The shooting party

By Aussiegirl

Tony Blankly has an excellent and biting op-ed piece in today's Washington Times on the White House press corps. They exhibit, as he writes, "mediocrity, groupthink, a lack of curiosity and rampant careerism". Although he doesn't come right out and say it, it's obvious that they hate Bush, and anything that will help to bring him down is OK with them.

The shooting party-Editorials/Op-Ed-The Washington Times, America's Newspaper

In the absence of any pressing news these days — other than Iran's nuclear weapons development crisis, the election of Hamas terrorists in Palestine, on-going worldwide Muslim riots and killing in reaction to a cartoon, Al Gore's near sedition while speaking in Saudi Arabia, the turning over of our East Coast ports to be managed by a United Arab Emirates firm, the criminal leaking of vital NSA secrets to the New York Times, Mexican military incursions across our southern border, the Iraqi crisis, Congress's refusal to deal with the developing financial collapse of Social Security and Medicare, inter alia — the White House press corps has exploded in righteous fury over the question of the vice president's little shooting party last weekend.

[...] Instead, as the shooting-party incident exemplified, we have in the White House at the most elite level of American journalism, self-absorbed, self-important men and women who stand on their prerogatives even over marginal and inconsequential matters.


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