Sunday, January 27, 2008
Even a Blind Hog
I have from time to time poked fun at Mike Masterson's columns about The Cult of the Spankers, his belief in Flying Saucers, his Double Standards on Dining, and other essays on the sacred and profane. When he writes something that makes sense and with which I agree, I try to say so and encourage him to be the journalist I know that he can be.
Masterson today is spot on when he takes a look at the Center for Public Integrity's report, Iraq—The War Card: Orchestrated Deception on the Path to War, that lays bare at least 935 lies told to the American public by George Bush, Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and their hirelings whose deliberate falsehoods have cost us billions of dollars and more than 4,200 American lives, at least 60 of them from Arkansas.
He is also right when he says, "It’s tragic that nonprofit organizations such as [the Center for Public Integrity], rather than our major newspapers, have assumed the role of aggressive watchdogs."