Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Spin this...
Wonkette's got a huge list of memos sent to journalists by the makers of "Outfoxed" to support their claim that Fox is the propoganda machine of the republican party. Some highlights:

"Let's not overdo the appearances by Kerry's swiftboat mate John O'Neil."

"The so-called 9/11 commission has already been meeting."

"today is likely to be the apex of the so-called 9/11 commission hearings."

"As is often the case, the real news is Iraq is being obscured by temporary tragedy."

"We'll have to devote some time to the tornadoes, simply out of respect to the magnitude of damage they did."

"It won't be long before some people start to decry the use of "excessive force." We won't be among that group."

The events in Iraq Tuesday are going to be the top story, unless and until something else (or worse) happens. Err on the side of doing too much Iraq rather than not enough. Do not fall into the easy trap of mourning the loss of US lives and asking out loud why are we there? The US is in Iraq to help a country brutalized for 30 years protect the gains made by Operation Iraqi Freedom and set it on the path to democracy. Some people in Iraq don't want that to happen. That is why American GIs are dying. And what we should remind our viewers.

"Also, let's refer to the US marines we see in the foreground as "sharpshooters" not snipers, which carries a negative connotation."

"Do not ignore the Oil for Food story, please."