Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Bush's Democratic Dictatorship.

Bismi'llah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim...for the sake of Prophet Muhammad saws and Sheikh Nazim may Allah protect his secret.

While Sheikh Nazim strongly dislikes democracy and calls it" 'pocracy "..still one can't help feeling that the other side of the coin (when one all-too-human being gets a chance to run the show without much mediation or accountability) has serious drawbacks too.


Brought to you by FREE PRESS, on the web at www.freepress.net
Bush's war on the press
From The Nation, April 21, 2005 By Eric Alterman.
Journalists, George Bernard Shaw once said, “are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilization.” How odd, given the profession’s un-equaled reputation for narcissism, that Shaw’s observation holds true even when the collapsing “civilization” is their own.Make no mistake: The Bush Administration and its ideological allies are employing every means available to undermine journalists’ ability to exercise their First Amendment function to hold power accountable. In fact, the Administration recognizes no such constitutional role for the press. White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card has insisted that the media “don’t represent the public any more than other people do…. I don’t believe you have a check-and-balance function.”Bush himself, on more than one occasion, has told reporters he does not read their work and prefers to live inside the information bubble blown by his loyal minions. Vice President Cheney feels free to kick the New York Times off his press plane, and John Ashcroft can refuse to speak with any print reporters during his Patriot-Act-a-palooza publicity tour, just to compliant local TV. As an unnamed Bush official told reporter Ron Suskind, “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.” For those who didn’t like it, another Bush adviser explained, “Let me clue you in. We don’t care. You see, you’re outnumbered two to one by folks in the big, wide middle of America, busy working people who don’t read the New York Times or Washington Post or the LA Times.”

The bold type is mine. A more readable complete version may be found here.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee some of this taken from The Nation...now there is a publication with no slant eh.

They have no adgenda against the Bush White House.

I often wonder why the left feels so fearful of the Bush White House when themselves will not come out and make a stand for themselves.

They say Bush was wrong on the War,Taxes,Social Security, Medicare,and gay marriage.

But could some one please tell me what the left plans to do with all these problems.What if John Kerry was President right now.What would he done in the War.How about SS.put more money in a sinking money hole.Reminds me of the "lockbox" that Gore was so found of.

The problem I see that the left..mostly the Dems are so scared to make a position afraid they must defend it.They are better at picking holes at what the Right and what Bush does.

And you wonder why you got defend twice by Bush..I'll tell you why.He stands for something.Nobody on the left stands for anything.They just sit there and fillabuster judges...cuddle up with Bill Marher and Chris Matthews ...and call Bush a Nazi.

Great way to run a party..man got to love that Howard Dean!

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 4:55:00 PM  
Blogger Sufibridge. said...

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Wednesday, May 11, 2005 5:02:00 PM  
Blogger Sufibridge. said...

O.K.Thanks for the reaction.Fastest one I've had to date "anonymous"..I wonder who you might be out there ? (suspiciously quick?..and anonymous?)

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 5:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Pandora said...

I don't know if this publication is unbiased or not but I will certainly check it out as a resource...... I have to say that the anonymous poster does sound familiar. Obviously he feels very strongly about the issues but NOT strong enough to put his name to his comments eh.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 8:54:00 PM  

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