Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Media Is Shocked, Shocked, By Scotty McClellan's Book

In this April 19, 2006 file photo, President Bush, right, walks with White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, right, at the White House in Washington, after McClellan announced that he is stepping down as White House press secretary. It's being reported that an upcoming book by McClellan says that President Bush relied on a propaganda campaign to sell the Iraq war in the place of honesty and candor. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

Former White House Spokesman Scott McClellan has a new book. He says -- wow, who would have guessed this -- that the Bush White House sold the war through a propaganda campaign.

This is apparently surprising to the corporate media, which didn't realize that it was Ginger Rogers in 2003 and that Bush and his cronies were Fred Astaire'ing them across the War Dance floor.

Sheesh.

WaPo: Ex-Press Aide Writes That Bush Misled U.S. on Iraq

NYTimes: In Ex-Spokesman’s Book, Harsh Words for Bush

Politico.com: Exclusive: McClellan whacks Bush, White House

2 comments:

Dawn Shepherd said...

I'm no longer angry with the Bush Administration. We need to break up the Media Conglomerates.

truth said...

I'm still mad at the Bushies! Where was Scott McLellan's courage to tell the truth before he had a book to sell? The blood of the Iraq War dead is upon all their heads.

And I'm mad at the anti-regulation Reagan appointees to the FCC who abolished the Fairness Doctrine in the 1980s. And I'm mad at Bill Clinton for signing the bill in 1996 that allowed all this media consolidation. Which is why all these money-grubbing corporations control our public airwaves.

I'm mad.