Thanks for the screwing

Thanks for the screwing

Confession time: In fall 2004, during a crucial presidential election campaign, I made the mistake of playing by corporate media rules that amount to self-censorship.

Specifically, I joined other journalists in denying the public the right to learn of a definitive investigative report by CBS’ 60 Minutes on President Bush’s disregard for the truth concerning the weapons of mass destruction threat allegedly posed to the United States by Iraq. Having received an advance copy of the devastating segment, I honored CBS’ proprietary request not to write about the news it carried until after it aired….

The suppressed story was solidly reported and, by exposing the Bush administration’s utter disregard for the truth concerning Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, should have been made available to the public before the November election. Now, no one seems to care.

Oh, not so, Mister Mea Culpa years too late, a lot of us care. We care how you abandoned your responsiblity to serve the public rather than its masters, who you knew were corrupt and lying. So we have another 4 years of King George thanks to you, you spineless worm.

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