Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Getting Away with Murder

It comes as no surprise that if Cheney's hunting partner were to die, the "Vice President" would get away with murder. What comes as a surprise to me is that the White House has been playing a political game that's tantamount to political murder and it seems as though they're going to get away with that, too. It seems as though an independent inquiry in regards to the Domestic Spying Program (one small part of Bush's Domestic Terror Agenda) but it has lost significant steam in the congress. Why, you ask? Well, it seems as though the White House has taken a page out of the Abramoff playbook and lobbied members of Congress into not caring.

Both of these stories, the "accidental" shooting of a man and the unchecked eavesdropping on American citizens, represent the problem with the current regime squatting on the throne in Washington. The problem is an inherent feeling that they are above the law. The problem is that they feel that they don't even need to address the people, the law or anything else. In both cases, the administration was mum about everything until it became public.

What else is there that we don't know? What else could there be that they aren't telling us until the press figures it out?

This is scary.

Not so scary because of what the administration is doing behind closed doors and not telling us. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if they were raping and torturing the children of terrorists in the oval office and not telling us about it. I just expect immoral and unethical behaviour out of these people. What's scary is that we have to rely on the press to tell us what this administration is up to and they have hardly proved themselves up to the challenge.

Take, for instance, the Domestic Spying Program. The NY Times had that information MONTHS before they published it. Why did they publish it? To coincide with a book that was being released by a reporter. When should they have reported it? When they found out. Why should they have published it? Becuase it's newsworthy when the "President" breaks the law and oversteps his boundaries.

If you ask me, the media is the key to the administration getting away with all of this horrible stuff, especially the Bush Domestic Terror Agenda.

We need to, somehow, force the media into paying attention and caring again. Maybe we should organize free screenings of "All the Presidents Men" for them. Especially Bob Woodward.

6 comments:

The Silent Observer said...

the "accidental" shooting of a man

You have lost your mind.

John said...

C'mon Bryan!

Bryan said...

The quotes were sarcastic. Geez...

Bryan said...

I imagine you noticed the quotes around "Vice President" too....

The Silent Observer said...

Yes, but I wouldn't assume that putting quotes around "Vice President" was anything but an accurate reflection of your real sentiments, given the way you guys talk about election scandal.

Thank God you were joking.

Bryan said...

See, Vlad, theres some original ideas here...!