|Living in Orwell's Nightmare
||[Jan. 16th, 2005|10:41 am]
As a liberal, I've come to be disappointed in the New York Times columnists, Frank Rich and Maureen Dowd. They are liberal columnists for the premier liberal newspaper in the US, and their columns are often sloppy on points of fact, and too willing to take cheap shots that are beside the point. |
Given the willingness of conservatives to say and do anything to further their agenda, perhaps they feel justified in occasional sloppiness, but I don't think that's OK. When you've got objective facts on your side, and an army of liars as your opposition, any inaccuracy on your part is a void in your armor.
That being said, I think Frank Rich's column in today's Times is perhaps the best and most rigorous in a long time and describes an issue I've been following closely for a couple of weeks, the Bush Administration using taxpayer funds for covert propaganda actions.
There's no doubt that every presidential administration does what it can to present the best possible face, but this stuff is just plain illegal. For being the Values President, Bush's true face seems to be showing behind the mask. No principles, no justification, no shame -- just raw power and greed, grabbing for whatever it can devour.