posted on Jul, 30 2006 @ 07:43 AM
Well it seems the Administrations continuing their attacks on the MSM. He feels that the MSM has a detrimental effect on American politics. Well duh,
when they keep pointing out illegalities, I guess it would throw a monkey wrench in their plans.
Rove: Reporters slam politicians to save selves
Saturday, July 29, 2006; Posted: 10:15 p.m. EDT (02:15 GMT)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Presidential adviser Karl Rove said Saturday that journalists often criticize political professionals because they want to draw
attention away from the "corrosive role" their own coverage plays in politics and government.
"Some decry the professional role of politics. They would like to see it disappear," Rove told graduating students at the George Washington
University Graduate School of Political Management. "Some argue political professionals are ruining American politics -- trapping candidates in daily
competition for the news cycle instead of long-term strategic thinking in the best interest of the country."
But Rove turned that criticism on journalists.
"It's odd to me that most of these critics are journalists and columnists," he said. "Perhaps they don't like sharing the field of play. Perhaps
they want to draw attention away from the corrosive role their coverage has played focusing attention on process and not substance."
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What really gets me is the constant bombardment of the Media, for calling out the tons of BS that this Administration has been pumping out on a
regular basis. This is becoming par for the course from the Administration that brought us two illegal wars, Phone Tapping, Bank monitoring,
Manipulation of scientific data, The completely UNPATRIOTic ACT, and a myriad of other lies and deceptions. And now this fat swilling pig has the gaul
to say that the Media, and not their own duplicitus(sp?) actions, are responsible for the "Corrosion" of american politics? Tell me do the MSM make
the messed up policies? NO!!!!! then how the hell can they be responsible for the corrosion? Put the blame where it belongs; in the hands of the
politricksters, that have destoryed our Constitution. Maybe its just me, But I cant help notice a concerted effort to religiously attack the press at
every opportunity. I am no fan of the MSM, but for other reasons. When they call out the BS and possible illegalities
of our govt. I actually applaud them. Since our govt will not adequately police itself; the press is all that is left.
If these people are not able to back up the policy decisions they make, and be able to face the public about those decisions.... then they shouldnt
be making those decisions in the first place
Likle I said, if this isnt the pot calling the kettle black... then there is no such thing.!