May 14, 2005

Weekend Reading

May 1st was the 2nd anniversary of Bush's Mission Accomplished. Robert Fisk commemorates the date by recounting exactly what mission the Bush administration has accomplished: making torture an American policy resulting in a wide swath of cruelty and brutality in Guantanamo, Iraq and Afghanistan. Of course, the latest white wash by the military absolved all senior leaders but General Janis Karpinski of responsibility. Nevermind that she was told by Maj-Gen Miller, "are like dogs, and if you allow them to believe they're more than a dog, then you've lost control of them". (via Wolcott)

Posted by Mary at May 14, 2005 02:59 PM | Recommended Reading | Technorati links |

We are slowly moving towards a system where Republicans will only accept Republican news and Democrats only Democratic news.?

This is not an innovation. It's a return to the state of media partisanship that existed in the US in the 19th century. In the 1850s, Democrat newspapers printed the Democrat line, and Republican newspapers printed the Republican line. The same event would be unrecognisable when reported from the perspective of the opposite side.

The result was a cultural schism that eventually led to the civil war. Good luck guys.

Posted by: Jason Stokes at May 17, 2005 09:49 PM