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

4 Responses to “Karl Rove’s opinion of the press”

  • Avatar Roland:

    Comment from Daily Kos:

    I can’t beleive it…

    I agree with Karl, I was just thinking the same thing this morning, maybe he’s not such a bad guy after all.

    He did mean it was too right wing than the American public right?

    by Disgusted on Fri Jul 16, 2004 at 10:50:48 PM PDT

    • Avatar Roland:

      Comment from Daily Kos:

      that’s what i was thinking:

      he sounds just like a lot of people on this website.

      by mannyramirez on Fri Jul 16, 2004 at 11:44:23 PM PDT

  • Avatar Roland:

    Comment from Daily Kos:


    Do you think Gobbels would have been impressed? Discredit the press that has turned against you motif. Though I do kind of agree that some media does come across as a special interest group, not lobbying style though.

    by primate on the left on Sat Jul 17, 2004 at 12:02:36 AM PDT

  • Avatar Roland:

    Comment from Daily Kos:

    Bad stratagery

    Let’s see, how is the average American going to hear about your candidate? Perhaps.. maybe.. could it be.. through the press? Keep attacking their profession and pissing them all off, Rove. Bring it on.

    The emperor has no brains.

    by daria g on Sat Jul 17, 2004 at 12:11:54 AM PDT

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