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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

JustOneMinute: Turmoil At The CIA(Whats really Happening)

JustOneMinute: Turmoil At The CIA
Have you got the news the last few days? The leader of a very powerful country after consolidating his powers is purging the Government. All those whose loyalty and political allegiance is suspect are being eliminated. The purge is going to all levels of governent to eliminate all dissent and to make sure there is blind obedience to the leader. Even some of the leaders closet friends in government that were established by formal family ties have been exiled. Now the all powerfull intelligence chiefs are being liquidated. Wow, this sounds like the news media is covering the Stalinst purges of the Soviet Union after WWII. Are they stuck in some time warp? No its just the media's coverage of the Bush administration minus the guns and gulags. Its has been a pretty hysterical week for the media and this shows one aspect of the journalism they have given us for the last year. Basically, the conclusion of the media is that Bush is trying to eliminate all disloyalty to Bush by putting in souless yes men(Or woman as to Rice) that will offer no opinion to the master they serve. Pleaseeee! The CIA case is a eye opening example as to this viewpoint of the media. Wasn't the media a few months back castrating Tenet and was saying how the CIA did't work , and lets not forget how the media made so much of the 911 commision's statements on the CIA. Well that was then and this now I suppose. It appears though that Bush is trying to do something about a spy system that doesn't work very well. The above blogger has given a excellent post as well as references to what really is going on as to the CIA situation


Blogger MaxedOutMama said...

Fascinating, isn't it? Between this and the take on the other appointments.... What's funniest to me is that they keep talking solemnly about how Condi is too close to the President and he needs an offsetting voice. Condoleeza Rice was originally retained to prep Bush in his 2000 campaign. It seems to me that Bush's foreign policy ideas probably derive from hers, not the other way around.

I'm awfully busy this week and I've been roaming through the ins and EU outs, so I haven't had much time for this. What's fascinating is how skewed the coverage of Condoleeza Rice is, and how innately derogatory. If you have the time, go on over to DU's discussion forum. There were several threads there about the Rice appointment, which were rife with cursing, accusations of sleeping with Bush, etc. The stereotyping and rote nature of the slams is deeply disturbing for those so passionately devoted to tolerance.

Kingfish, can you imagine what would have happened if Condi had been appointed by, oh, say Clinton? Can you imagine what the tone in the press would have been? This is a coordinated media attack on Bush which once again fails at reporting any real news.

I really appreciate this CIA link to help offset the problem. Personally, I think it's about time that someone did something at the CIA. There seem to be too many problems. You always lose some good with the bad, but it sure seems to me that we need a change of focus in a hurry. I'm glad someone's shaking things up enough to hear these howls of protest.

November 18, 2004 at 5:16 AM  
Blogger Kingfish said...

I have to agree with you totally the coverage on this has been pathetic on Rice. I often wonder in this case is it the media that is laediing the Dem's into this.

November 18, 2004 at 10:05 AM  

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