David Sirota - Great Post, PLUS he's a hottie

OK, the bottom of this post is a complete rip of David Sirota's post about the Downing Street Memo - I'm just reprinting it here in hopes that more people will read it and be just as nauseated by the whole thing as I am. Where did I put that damned Pepto?

The whole "Liberal Media" canard is hereby exposed for what it is. Nothing but a fucking lie cooked up by the usual suspects. Here's a little real-world test to prove my point:

Ask an average American the following:

1) What's the name of the woman that President Clinton misbehaved with?

2) What color was the dress?

3) Where did she buy it?

4) How much did it cost?

And I will bet my left testicle that a major percentage will get at least 3 out of 4 right.

Now... ask the same average American:

1) What is the Downing Street Memo?

2) Who wrote it?

3) What does it contain?

And you'd be lucky if they even knew which Downing Street you were referring to. Our vaunted "Liberal Media" made sure that people living under a fucking ROCK knew that the dress came from the GAP. But inform the public about an official government document laying out in detail what can only be called treason being perpetrated by the current administration? Ah, no - we've gotta find the fucking Runaway Bride!

Where's my passport?

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D.C. Elites: Lies About Sex More Important Than Lies About War

Atrios posts a 1998 story about the Washington, D.C. Establishment's outrage at Bill Clinton for his lying about the Monica Lewinsky scandal. What is truly nauseating is not the corrupt and cliquey insiderism - it is the outrage over lying about sex, and the subsequent silence we've all experienced from the media/political Establishment when it has come to the current administration's lying about war.

Here are some choice comments from the 1998 article:

"There has to be a functional trust by reporters of the person they're covering. Clinton lies knowing that you know he's lying. It's brutal and it subjugates the person who's being lied to. I resent deeply being constantly lied to." – Hardball's Chris Matthews

"The deep and searing violation took place when he not only lied to the country, but co-opted his friends and lied to them." – Reagan/Clinton adviser David Gergen

"What is troubling is the deceit, the failure to own up to it. Before this is over the truth must be told." – Sen. Joe Lieberman (who hasn't owned up to his own responsibility in pushing the Bush administration's lies about Iraq)

"The judgment is harsher in Washington. We don't like being lied to." - Washington Post columnist David Broder

"When you lie to the country, you are using your authority to undermine the presidency." – Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin (who, by the way, had no problem plagiarizing work and then lying about it).

Where is the outrage from these Beltway Establishment figures over the Bush administration's blatant lies about Iraq? Oh sure, you can find a scant example here and there, but generally, it's nowhere, especially considering the purported anger that D.C. elites claim to feel about being lied to.

If ever there was proof that these people are completely and totally out of touch with the rest of the country, this is it. And it will only get worse - the Washington Post is apparently going to run two "jumbo" stories on the Clinton lies, while continuing to relegate Iraq to the back pages. Because to insulated Beltway elites, lying about a personal sex scandal is more offensive to their cocktail party sensibilities than American troops dying for a pack of lies in Iraq.

1998 Washington Post story about Establishment outrage over being lied to: http://atrios.blogspot.com/2005_05_29_atri...749107772753237
The Bush administration's clear lying about Iraq: http://www.americanprogressaction.org/site...WJcP7H&b=134880
The Bush administration's clear lying about Iraq, part 2: http://www.americanprogress.org/AccountTem...AIMFACT1029.HTM
Doris Kearns Goodwin attacks lying, then plagiarizes and lies about it: http://slate.msn.com/?id=2061056
Washington Post plans two huge pieces on the Clinton lies: http://www.americanprogressaction.org/site...WJcP7H&b=134880


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