Thursday, August 24, 2006

Prudence vs. Fearmongering

[[T E R R O R]] * Anyone who still believes that the Bush White House doesn’t play politics with fear should watch a report by Keith Olbermann, anchor of the MSNBC news show Countdown, in which he succinctly lays out 10 cases where the Republican administration used terror alerts--bogus or bona fide, it’s hard to know anymore--to shift public and press attention away from scandals, congressional criticism, or other news that was deemed to be damaging to the White House. “Ten separate incidents,” remarks TruthOut contributor Larry Johnson, “where the Bush administration issued public warnings of imminent attacks that subsequently turned out to be non-existent or misleading. George Bush is the boy who cried Wolf, Wolf, Wolf, Wolf, Wolf ... and no end is in sight.”

You can watch the full 12.5-minute TV segment here.

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