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Friday, October 24, 2008


This article comes from Orson Scott Card, a registered Democrat but who did the ultimate article on how the Hockey Stick was faked. Once again he eviscerates the media on how they have censored any adverse reporting of the role of the Democrats in the crunch:

{The housing crisis22n11} direct result of the political decision, back in the late 1990s, to loosen the rules of lending so that home loans would be more accessible to poor people. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were authorized to approve risky loans....

One political party, in Congress and in the executive branch, tried repeatedly to tighten up the rules. The other party blocked every such attempt and tried to loosen them. Furthermore, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were making political contributions to the very members of Congress who were allowing them to make irresponsible loans....

Alan Greenspan warned them four years ago. So did the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers to the President. So did Bush's Secretary of the Treasury."

These are facts. This financial crisis was completely preventable. The party that blocked any attempt to prevent it was ... the Democratic Party. The party that tried to prevent it was ... the Republican Party.

Yet when Nancy Pelosi accused the Bush administration and Republican deregulation of causing the crisis, you in the press did not hold her to account for her lie. Instead, you criticized Republicans who took offense at this lie and refused to vote for the bailout!

What? It's not the liar, but the victims of the lie who are to blame?

Now let's follow the money ... right to the presidential candidate who is the number-two recipient of campaign contributions from Fannie Mae.....

If that presidential candidate had been John McCain, you would have called it a major scandal and we would be getting stories in your paper every day about how incompetent and corrupt he was.

But instead, that candidate was Barack Obama, and so you have buried this story,...

Your job, as journalists, is to tell the truth. That's what you claim you do, when you accept people's money to buy or subscribe to your paper.

But right now, you are consenting to or actively promoting a big fat lie — that the housing crisis should somehow be blamed on Bush, McCain, and the Republicans. You have trained the American people to blame everything bad — even bad weather — on Bush, and they are responding as you have taught them to....

Meanwhile, you have participated in the borking of Sarah Palin, reporting savage attacks on her for the pregnancy of her unmarried daughter — while you ignored the story of John Edwards's own adultery for many months.....

If you do not tell the truth about the Democrats — including Barack Obama — and do so with the same energy you would use if the miscreants were Republicans — then you are not journalists by any standard.


Barack Obama is just another politician, and not a very wise one. He has revealed his ignorance and naivete time after time — and you have swept it under the rug, treated it as nothing.
Which is not a savage attack on Obama but a difficult one to dispute. I have been no fan of Bush but one problem with 2 party systems is election can be like exorcism of somebody with a genuine illness. The party in power gets kicked out, ignoring the fact that the other one is worse, their unspecific promises of change merely PR & that the real problems have not been faced.

Yup, that's how it works.

George Osborne may or may not have discussed a £50k donation from Oligarch = headline news for two days.

The Prince Of Darkness has been mates with him for four years, and helped him out while he was Trade Commissioner = brief mention on page 94.
Even worse:

US Democrats blame Republicans for mortgage mess.

UK Labour Party blame a) The USA and b) The Tories.
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