'Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization.' -- Eugene V. Debs

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

The Post-Speech Spin 

The post-speech spin was mostly boiler-plate. The most interesting thing was to see the line the Democrats were going to take, but it was pretty boring. They have Bush up there doing the soft-shoe because he's hemorrhaging approval percentage points and all they can come up with is sending in NATO?... The boys seem not to get that Bush, at this point, really is unpopular. The Democrats need to stop kissing his ass and to start twisting the fucking knife.

Actually, the most surprising thing commentator-wise was that the corporate media actually let a no-kidding Out Now!-er on the air. Aaron Brown interviewed Amy Goodman; of course, the interview lasted about ten seconds. Still though, I doubt it would have happened six months ago. Goodman gets on TV occasionally when promoting a new book or something, but I've never seen her used as a political pundit commenting on a presidential speech. Maybe such occurrences are the result of the undeniable fact that Americans are squarely against this war.

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