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Great articles detailing how the press simply has the State of the Union flap dead wrong.
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Here at THE HOWLER, we're still amazed by that Harold Meyerson piece from yesterday's Washington Post (see THE DAILY HOWLER, 7/17/03). Amazingly, it only took a couple of days to reach this point"”to reach the point where the Post was running a high-profile piece which is almost bizarrely inaccurate. (It will be interesting to see how the Post handles the matter. The statements about Cheney are blatantly false.) But that's the way the press tends to work when it starts creating a Perfect Storm, as the mainstream press corps has been doing in the case of those "16 words." Our readers continue to shake their fists, insisting that the coverage is all quite appropriate. But, whatever a real probe of Bush-on-Iraq might show, this particular event has indeed been spun. Let's start again with Meyerson's claim that Bush's 16-word statement was "baseless."
"Baseless?" It's a strange word to choose for a short, simple statement which carried an explicit citation. As we all know, the basis for Bush's statement was noted; the statement was explicitly cited to British intelligence, and British intelligence stands by its assessment, as Tony Blair said again yesterday. That doesn't mean that the British assessment is accurate; it doesn't mean the assessment should have been in the speech. But readers, it's hardly shocking to see an American. president cite an assessment by his country's top ally.
Like our own Rat boy, the press has decided to try and sell the public on a simply false allegation, while ignoring the unrefuted claims of the administration. It would be pathetic, if it weren't a baseless part of an orchestrated campaign to discredit the President.
You don't want the country making decisions base on lies? Then stand up against the lie that the President didn't trust his own case for war.