Thursday, March 04, 2010

Media Jihad

Glenn Greenwald reviews the CNN "coverage" of Liz Cheney and Bill Kristol's attacks on the DOJ lawyers who were hired after representing Gitmo detainees. Somehow the lunatic rantings of the nepotism enhanced daughter of an ex-Vice President not only get national news attention but repeated as actual news.

It seems to be beyond some people's comprehension that it is the job of lawyers to represent clients, whether they are popular or not. It seems beyond some people's comprehension that accusations are not the same thing as guilt - whether the accusations involve shoplifting or terrorism. It seems that once the bogeyman of terror is involved - or maybe the 50's shades of Communism - reason is abandoned. It doesn't take a majority to engage in it, just a tipping point of numbers to enable lame weak idiots to repeat without cost garbage.

We seem to be there. Sad.

1 comment:

Suzan said...

It's not beyond hers you know.

She is a plant mouthing nonsense to stir up the non-sense understanding Fox Noise watchers. Once she has served her rightwingnut purpose she will disappear into her protected, wealthy, rightwing, gay-despising domicile (or otherwise). They have a use for all types. Ask Billboy.

Thanks for speaking out, friend.

S

It seems to be beyond some people's comprehension that it is the job of lawyers to represent clients, whether they are popular or not.