Monday, September 25, 2006

Blogs Translate the News the Corporate Media Just Hears

Yesterday on CNN, Commander Codpiece was interviewed by Wolf Blitzer. Our Fearmonger Leader said Iraq will be a "comma" in history. Huh?

I just put it down to his cold callous nature until I read this in Steve Gilliard's News Blog today:

When Bush said Iraq was a comma, he was speaking in dog whistle to the fundies. It comes from a saying "Never put a period where God puts a comma".Which means things will get better. Which is, of course, insane.

Now I understand. It was a cold, callous message to fundamentalist Christians that Georgie is their guy. Ugh.

Editor & Publisher:
For Americans Killed in Iraq: A Period, Not a Comma

In an interview aired on CNN on Sunday, President Bush suggested that one day the conflict in Iraq will be looked back on as "just a comma." The dead, and their families, might propose different punctuation. Here are some alternatives.
(September 24, 2006) -- Amid the Sunday uproar over The New York Times' report on a secret intelligence report labeling the war in Iraq an answer to anti-U.S. terrorists' prayers, CNN aired a portion of an interview with President Bush conducted by Wolf Blitzer earlier in the week.

In a report here at E&P, we observed that in this exchange, Blitzer asked about the latest setbacks in Iraq and indications that civil war may be at hand. Bush, with a slight smile, replied, "Yes, you see — you see it on TV, and that’s the power of an enemy that is willing to kill innocent people. But there’s also an unbelievable will and resiliency by the Iraqi people…. I like to tell people when the final history is written on Iraq, it will look like just a comma because there is — my point is, there’s a strong will for democracy."

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