Beyond Bush: Holding His Enablers To Account

Today’s Warlord press conference was a bizarre affair. If you saw it surely you, too, have your own take.

How convenient then that his enablers in the media escape scrutiny yet again and pose as judges and jury on this once mighty socio-political edifice. Who cheer led the war in Iraq? Not just with the late David Bloom’s ‘Bloom Mobile’, etc.? Judy Miller for sure. But she didn’t put her stories on the front page by herself.

Who helped Dairy Queen patrons in Strawberry Point, Iowa believe they needed protection against ‘terrrists’? Kids at roller rinks in Salt Lake City? Who trumpeted Talking Points as ‘reporting’ and mocked skeptics as unpatriotic or worse, effeminate? Who was caught on tape metaphorically pulling Tom Delay’s zipper down?

Who fired Phil Donohue as inconvenient during the run up? Who refused to offer (or put on) skepticism (which they claimed to have all along) until the obvious handwriting on the wall in Fall 2006?

How refreshing if some of *them* could be held to account on national television. And then fired.