Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I listened to this NPR interview this morning of Ron Suskind talking about his new book, "Way of the World" and I think what irritated me the most was Steve Inskeep's drama queen incredulity ("Are you saying that the President KNOWINGLY LIED...?") in asking his questions. If Inskeep's shock was manufactured, it was disgustingly patronizing to his listeners, and if it was genuine that is somehow even MORE disturbing. For Pete's sake, anyone who has paid even the most nominal attention to the news since the release of the Downing Street memos has been aware that the Bush administration lied us into this war with Iraq. What's shocking is not any new revelation about Bush administration mendacity, but the mainstream media's and DC establishment's complacency about it, at least up until now. So, Steve Inskeep, where have YOU been?