I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

It can't be easy

It can't be easy being George H.W. Bush. You watch as your oldest son becomes the most powerful man in the world and then screws up everything he touches and threatens the United States, the world and the relevance of the Republican Party in the process. To make matters worse the media, which for the most part only reported White House spin for better than half of Jr's term suddenly starts reporting the truth and the reality of what a mess he's made of things. So what do you do? Attack the messenger of course.
Bush's father complains of news media "hostility"
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush's father accused the news media of "personal animosity" toward his son and said he found the criticism so unrelenting he sometimes talked back to his television set.

"It's one thing to have an adversarial ... relationship -- hard-hitting journalism -- it's another when the journalists' rhetoric goes beyond skepticism and goes over the line into overt, unrelenting hostility and personal animosity," former President George Bush said.
So it's "unrelenting hostility and personal animosity" when the media reports the facts. The facts are not the media's fault, as Joe Gandleman said so well:
This administration seems to have more chickens coming home to roost now than one of Frank Purdue’s poultry factories.

Very little that’s coming out about the adminsitration is positive and it isn’t a case of bad media. The Libby trial and Rove involvement? It entails credibility. President George Bush’s newest assertion of himself as “the decision maker”? A seemingly innocent comment, yet it solidifies a view taking hold among many Americans in both parties that the administation disparages Congressional “advise and consent” and believes it’s the “boss” and Congress is iits underling.
I have to wonder if the corporate giants who control the media are getting very nervous about a "decider" or "decision maker" who seems to make all the wrong decisions. No George H.W., it's not the media's fault.

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