Stuart Rothenberg of Roll Call was on C-SPAN's Washington Journal this morning and he rebuked a caller who complained that Bush lies.
Rothenberg said that it was a shame that people used the word lie when they disagreed with another's judgment.
Yes, here we have the MSM once again striving for balance instead of objectivity.
The MSM had no problem calling President Bill Clinton a liar, but the word liar seems to be incapable of crossing their lips when it comes to discussing this administration.
When the Bushies claimed that Abramhoff was only at the White House a couple of times and then it turned out there were over 400 contacts, was that not a lie?
When Bush claimed that we only listen in to phone calls when there is a warrant and it came out that there was a whole secret program to listen to calls without warrants, was that not a lie?
When Condi Rice claimed that no one could have imagined using planes as a weapon to fly into buildings and it came out that only a month prior to 9/11 Bush had been moved from his hotel at a summit to stay on a boat because there was concern that the hotel might be hit with a plane, was that not a lie?
When Bush and everyone else on the Right claim that we all have the same intelligence but we know it took years for the PDB that said Bin Laden was determined to attack within the US to come out, was that not a lie? I didn't see that PDB, you didn't see that PDB, John Kerry didn't see that PDB...we don't all get the same intelligence - period.
When Bush uses his State of the Union speech to claim that Iraq was trying to purchase uranium from Africa, but had been warned over and over by his own spy agencies not to use that in the speech and it had been taken out of the speech, yet found it's way back in, was that not a lie?
And, when he and his crew now say we were never about "stay the course" yet he and his crew are on tape saying it dozens of time, isn't that a lie?
I could go on and on...
Yeah, we should all be balanced and not say Bush lies, instead of being objective and say he tells huge whopper lies -- like Britney Spears has bad taste in men, like Naomi Campbell abuses the help, and like Rush Limbaugh pops pills to keep his dick hard -- all the fucking time!
Gimme a break!