Archive for July 16th, 2004

Karl Rove’s opinion of the press

Found on Alternet:

Karl Rove, the president’s chief political advisor, bluntly declared to New Yorker writer Ken Auletta that members of the press “don’t represent the public any more than other people do. I don’t believe you have a check-and-balance function.” Auletta concluded that, in the eyes of the Bush Administration, the press corps had become little more than another special-interest lobbying group.

You think I’d be jaded by now. But every time I think they’ve buried the needle on my outrage-o-meter, one of the Chimp’s string-pullers increases the gain. They really are completely without shame or moral boundary. There it is, from the guy at the top of the administration’s media food chain, saying outright that the press has no business trying to question the government.

* bang * * bang * * bang *

I have to stop now. My wife is asking me to please avoid breaking the keyboard. Or my head.

(/) Roland X
“…were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” –Thomas Jefferson

Originally posted on Daily Kos

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