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April 11, 2003
Embedded and in bed

The problem with embedding is when it takes the place of thinking. This piece offers to prove that, but what it really proves is that for those journalists who sold their souls for an inside track at the White House, nothing seems to stick in their throats. Not even massaging the presidential image to contradict the White House's own statements, if the Rove Machine decides it's necessary.

Honestly, I have to question the point at which we should stop calling these people "journalists" and start referring to them as part of the Administration Spin Staff.

I don't understand is how a million or so otherwise seemingly intelligent people can continue to pretend that that man is fit to be sitting where he's sitting. How can they look at what's happening, read "news coverage" that blatantly contradicts what we know to be true, and gullibly swallow patent falsehoods day after day? Maybe they're dumber than they seem to be, I don't know.

Of course, I also don't know how the war, and the White House, look to people who watch the nightly news and scan the daily headlines uncritically. I suppose if you make a real effort not to engage your brain, it might be barely possible to approve of what's going on.

Posted by AnneZook at 12:57 PM