When you are pro-war even the abortion doctors call you "baby-killer."

2003-12-30

Hypocrasy

The media is beating a new drum, the drum of domestic terrorism. Having caught Saddam in a hole the media lost 50% of its anti-war leverage against George W. Bush and his War on Terror, which is really the American war on terror despite what the media may desire. Nothing succeeds like success.

So now the media must turn towards another lingering issue that has nothing to do with George W. Bush to make their point that this administration is not doing its job.

Domestic Terrorism is being overlooked, ignored even. Why there were 40 some domestic terrorist attacks last year in this country (according to some guy on FOXNews yesterday), even though none of them had near the impact of 2 planes slamming into the tallest buildings in the USA. I guess a bunch of misguided environmental-wacko Dean-supporting twentysomethings torching a Hummer dealership is morally equivalent to Sept. 11, 2001.

And yet at the same time we hear endless cries of abuse over the use of the Patriot Act against US citizens, some of whom may turn out to be domestic terrorists in the classical sense.

Don't you love it when the media has this split personality day in and day out? Bush is ignoring domestic terrorism (how many abortion clinics or federal buildings have been blown up the past year?) while abusing the anti-terrorism Patriot Act against US citizens by holding Jose Pedilla, a US citizen who had ideals to help Al Queda potentially detonate a dirty bomb, without a trial or access to a lawyer.

Which way do you want it, guys? Actually, which way does the American public want to deal with these issues? The media is not supposed to make public policy, merely to report on it.