January 31, 2002

[NEWS] - A presidential pattern

[NEWS] - A presidential pattern emerging - Some will blame the press and its imagined liberal stance (ignoring that the major media are large corporations and therefore the people who pay the bills and call the shots are decidedly corporatist, not liberal). In any case, here is the cycle:


  1. Bush makes speech. Includes some out of bounds comment, terminology or characterization.
  2. Press questions the basis for that characterization the next day.
  3. The next day or some subsequent day Bush tries to give some reason the statement makes sense, or explain it away.

The latest such term is "Axis of Evil": Yahoo! News Full Coverage-Bush Aides Say 'Axis of Evil' Comments Meant to Put Foes on Notice

Posted by James at January 31, 2002 1:24 PM
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