Monday, March 13, 2006

The Duty of Our Journalists



"I think it does raise the question, how do you fight and win the war on terrorism? And if Democrats want to argue that we shouldn't be listening to al Qaeda communications, it's their right and we welcome the debate. We are a nation at war." -Scott McClellan

Whether one believes that the MSM is progressive or conservative, I think that it's their duty to correct blatantly false claims by whoever. In this case, Scott McClellan claimed that Democrats don't want to eavesdrop on al-Qaeda operatives, that they must be against the "War on Terror." Of course all Democrats without exception want us to spy on al-Qaeda; they just want to follow the current law in effect that requires some accountability by getting a warrant. Our memories are not so short that we don't remember the abuses of Nixon's Enemies List. This is not rocket science. McClellan is either ignorant, deliberately misleading the public, or simply lying for his party's political advantage.

3 Comments:

Blogger Richard said...

I certainly hope that no one in this country gets their news from the White House Press Officer.

5:57 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Richard, what I'm complaining about, what I fear,is that the Media lets this kind of spin go by without comment.

8:11 PM  
Blogger Richard said...

You're right, and it's really disgraceful. Back in the Clinton years, FOX was a White House watchdog. Now, it just emits and spews the White House's so-called news and/or propoganda.

3:15 PM  

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