Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
Respect for this man??? Are you kidding me? He is a died-in-the-wool neocon who went before the UN and lied through his teeth to support Bush's bogus
war with fake evidence. I hardly think Obama is in need of a republican neocon shill's endorsement.
I know this is dated. But do you think you could give a short opinion as to why this has changed.
You and Malynn claims his speech at the UN was his bad.
I always thought he was just lied to by the Bush administration so he would endorse them.
Maybe he was swooned for Condy. lol
Can you think at all that he was used badly.
Powell Media Mania
After months of intense media hype about Colin Powell, pundit Joe Klein carried the ... "Even by the standards of modern media excess, there has
never been ... the grinchism of the Republican right to the mushy waffling of President Clinton. ... issues, Powell
Mesmerized by Colin Powell's "stature" and "civility," and showing a remarkable disdain for "ideas," the news media pumped up Powellmania. As
early as 1994, Newsweek (10/10/94) was asking the question "Can Colin Powell Save America?" and declaring him "the most respected figure in
American public life." Such superlatives were routine in coverage of the Powell boom in the fall of 1995, with journalists regularly treating the
former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as the personification of integrity.
Early last year, Time magazine (3/13/95) helped set the tone by dubbing the retired general the "ideal candidate" and "the perfect anti-victim,
validating America's fondest Horatio Alger myth that a black man with few advantages can rise to the top without bitterness and without forgetting
who he is."
As Powell seemed poised to enter the 1996 presidential race, he took on near super-human qualities, while others were just faded mortals. Time
(8/28/95) depicted Jesse Jackson as having grown "older, paunchier and less energetic," but described Powell as "the Persian Gulf War hero who
exudes strength, common sense and human values like no one else on the scene."
Powell resembled no one so much as the media's last big crush: Gov. Bill Clinton, circa January 1992.)