Daily Wisdom

December 19, 2005

Analysis of Story on Bush Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Associated Press has done it again, this time with Pete Yost's story on the Address to the Nation last night by President Bush from the Oval Office. Let's analyze Yost's story. Items in "quotes" are paraphrased...

1 - "EVERYBODY is happy that President Bush acknowledged mistakes in Iraq and took responsibility... but he still hasn't done enough".
2 - A quote from Bush that makes him look bad.
3 - "Bush promises troop reductions".
4 - "Bush's critics want more specifics".
5 - Negative comments from Harry Reid (D-NV).
6 - "Bush says we are winning in Iraq".
7 - "Bush cites difference between honest critics and defeatists".
8 - Negative comments from Ted Kennedy (D-MA).
9 - More negative comments from Ted Kennedy.
10 - "Critics say a change in direction is essential".
11 - Negative comments from Carl Levin (D-MI).
12 - More negative comments from Carl Levin.
13 - Comment by Levin against Condi Rice quoted from NBC's Meet The Press.
14 - "Bush says there would be negative consequences to pulling out of Iraq".
15 - Call for troop withdrawal by Russ Feingold (D-WI)
16 - "Bush says 'war is not lost' and terrorists agree".
17 - Positive comments from John Warner (R-VA).
18 - More positive comments from John Warner.
19 - Weekend attacks in Iraq.
20 - Ultimatum to Bush from Joe Biden (D-DE).
21 - Comment by Biden, "Can't pull out. But we might 'lose' if Shia govt. is set up".

The liberal bias in this story is just so obvious and overwhelming, it "reeks". First of all, who says "everybody" is happy. He only quotes one Republican in the article and that Republican's comments are primarily positive (which is why they are buried near the end of the story).

Of course, you can always trust a liberal to use "honest candor" as a weapon against a conservative. Then, he gives more credibility to the liberal "critics" than to the President of the United States, and proceeds to quote them incessantly. I mean, when you want to analyze an address by the President, I guess the best way to do it is to talk about what everybody ELSE has to say.

And don't forget to include quotes by liberal "critics" that have nothing to do with the subject of the article. Use quotes from a TV show that aired hours before the address, and which do not even pertain to the subject of the address. Irrelevant criticism is always important when you have nothing else left to make your point, but want to keep making it anyway.

Toss in a brief positive comment near the end, remind readers that attacks are happening in Iraq, and then close the story with an ultimatum from a liberal "critic"... as if the Democrats have all the power and are telling Bush what to do...

"We have six more months to get this right," Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., said on MSNBC, but added that "the president has to move."

Is Pete Yost on the DNC payroll?

UPDATE: Pete Yost has already changed this story. In the last few minutes he has changed the title of the article, added a sentence about Bush's new conference today, and thrown in some more negative comments from Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)... Sheesh!

4 Comments:

At 12/20/2005 3:57 AM , Blogger camojack said...

S.S.D.D.

 
At 12/20/2005 8:54 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Camo,
Had to think about that one for a minute... but you're absolutely correctomundo.

 
At 12/20/2005 9:53 AM , Anonymous Maggie said...

Hey!I left a post yesterday,the first one matter of fact and now it's gone.POOF!Just like that.
Granted ,it was not a very good comment,but did I have to be eliminated?

 
At 12/20/2005 1:58 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Maggie,
Sorry 'bout that.... but it wasn't me that stole your post. You know that it's a Federal offense to steal mail. I wouldn't think of it (unless maybe it was Liger).

Regards (:D)

 

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