iowahawk: The Banking Report: Let Me Make It Simple For You Morons

Monday, June 26, 2006
iowahawk: The Banking Report: Let Me Make It Simple For You Morons: "Okay, so help me out here. Maybe I'm the stupid guy. Let's take argument part number one, that the program is 'good.' I'm sorry, but aren't we suppose to be in some big 'War on Terror' or something? At least that's what the whiney Adminstration guy in a JCPenney suit kept arguing in my office. And if we are in a 'War,' doesn't that mean that if the program is 'good' for one side, it is by definition bad for the other side? With this 'good' talk, the Administration is asking us to pass judgment and pick sides in their 'terrorism' wild goose chase, and frankly, that's not our job. If you listen to the insurgency, the program is anything but 'good' and 'legal,' and has few safeguards against privacy invasion. The job of the press is to weigh these competing agendas, and to act in our constitutional role as a bulwark against the US government."


Usually, iowahawk is satire. This time I'm not so sure.

4 comments:

Buddy Larsen said...

That could easily be Keller's actual letter. Seriously. No sh*t. Not kidding.

David Thomson said...

“The job of the press is to weigh these competing agendas, and to act in our constitutional role as a bulwark against the US government."

I need to slightly revise the above sentence:

The job of the press is to weigh these competing agendas, and to act in our constitutional role as a bulwark against the US government---whenever a Republican resides in the White House.

The MSM tacitly perceives itself as a partner to the Democratic Party establishment. In their way of looking at the world, these journalists believe it is their duty to defend the common folks from the vile designs of the GOP reactionaries. Will they candidly admit this? On the contrary, they lie to themselves. This is why the members of the MSM are so dangerous. They are “not in touch with their feelings.”

CF said...

Isn't Burge fabulous!

terrye said...

david:

yeah, but Keller ignored the pleas of two high profile Democrats, Hamilton and Murtha. Power corrupts. I think he thinks he is as big and bad as the government, no matter who is running it.