Friday, September 26, 2003

Another Test

Speaking of tests, here's an interesting one for the So Called Liberal Media (SCLM). In the year 2001, two prominent ex-generals made potentially damning public comments that were caught on videotaped (damning more in the context of current events than what was going on at the time they said them). Those videotapes both have come to light in recent days.

The first was Colin Powell, who told reporters in Cairo on Feb. 24th, 2001 that sanctions have worked against Saddam Hussein and "he has not developed any significant capability with respect to weapons off mass destruction." (as reported by Australian investigative reporter John Pilger).

The second was Wesley Clark, who told a gathering of Republicans in Arkansas on May 11th, 2001 that he was "... very glad we've got the great team in office, men like Colin Powell, Don Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice... people I know very well - our president George W. Bush. We need them there." (as reported by Matt Drudge).

The test is this: which of these videotapes will be aired the most by the SCLM?

Having generally given up on watching mainstream news coverage on TV I couldn't answer that question. Maybe those in my audience who still dare to watch it regularly could give us their assessment on whether the SCLM has passed the test.

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