Skip to comments.Waiting in the weeds: Bill O'Reilly warns media snipers preparing to denigrate Dubya's competence
Posted on 11/21/2001 11:09:34 PM PST by JohnHuang2
With the Afghan war going exceedingly well and his approval rating hovering around 80 percent, President Bush has to be one happy Thanksgiving guy. Thus far, he has risen to the occasion directing what could turn out to be the most successful military operation of the 21st century. America's cause is just, and the bad guys keep falling without many U.S. casualties.
But hiding in the weeds, biding its time, is an enemy with its sights trained on Mr. Bush. This is the same foe that ambushed Bush's father in the early '90s and President Clinton throughout his tenure in office. This covert enemy lives to bring down the powerful and successful, and the attackers don't need bombs, anthrax or bullets. They use ink and innuendo.
It is a sad fact of life in America that the more successful one becomes, the more media snipers appear to blow your figurative brains out. I've already noticed the first ammunition being loaded against President Bush. The media assault will question his compassion as more Americans lose their jobs in the recession. The strategy will be to portray Mr. Bush's economic stimulus package as ignoring poor and working Americans, by backing corporate tax breaks. Never mind that in order for the economy to rebound, corporations must be persuaded to begin spending again. That will not be mentioned. As soon as the war on terror subsides, Bush's alleged heartlessness will be played up big. You can take this to the bank.
Choking the powerful has become a blood sport in America, take it from me. By some mysterious quirk of fate, your humble correspondent has become a media success much to the dismay of many. The more high profile I become the more vicious and personal the attacks on me get. Recently, Matt Drudge actually accused me of wanting to do a radio program to exploit Rush Limbaugh's deafness an erroneous charge so vitriolic it took my breath away.
For the first time, I now truly understand what people like the Bushes and the Clintons have to deal with. Once in power, you can insulate yourself to a degree, but the hateful arrows will still fly and there's nothing anyone can do to stop them.
Of course, the Clintons brought many of the attacks on themselves by behaving badly. But the assaults would have arrived anyway. Once some in the media get a taste of blood, sharks tremble.
So I hope George W. Bush is preparing himself. A grateful America honored his father after the Gulf War, but the party ended long before midnight. A once-invincible president was battered and pilloried as a man who didn't know the price of milk a man who didn't care about the regular folks.
That perception accomplished, many in the media took glee in watching the fast talker from Arkansas verbally dance his way into the White House, while the low-key blueblood from Connecticut could never shake the "out of touch" tag.
George W. Bush witnessed that media sniper parade first-hand and saw it bring down his father's administration. Mr. Bush must know the same enemy is waiting in the weeds again. Patiently, his foes are polishing generalizations of insensitivity and domestic incompetence. Ready for when the time is right to fire those flaming arrows directly into the Bush courtyard.
As the philosopher Rod Serling once said, "There's a sign post up ahead." That sign post may well spell big trouble for President Bush.
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I knew it. Something just told me that he wouldn't do something like that.
I must have missed many an article during Clinton's administration. Oh sure, there were the Monica chronicles, but the mainstream basically ingnored campaign finance fiascos, selling of strategic secrets, and a host of underhanded dealings. Bill Clinton is and was a traitor to America.
Never, ever, ever believe a lyin' Democrat!
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
The only reason Klinton had eight years to do to the nation what he did to Juanita Broadderick in 1978 is that the mainstream media purposefully ignored the really important stuff and focused on Lewinski. Lull the sheeple asleep with meaningless BS . . .
I completely agree with both of you. There is hope, though, that the sheeple are waking up Quila. Lots of people have been praying like never before. And, I understand recently, people are turning media personalities in to the FBI, asking if certain statements they are making against the Administration/Bush is treasonous, etc. Maybe they're finally questioning what they are hearing (using their own brains to think?)
THIS IS A GREAT IDEA!!! Where have you heard this?
Let me find it. It was mentioned on another thread.
Really? That's fabulous. Yet I'm afraid that the majority of sheeple still get the 'facts' from dolts like Jennings and Rather. When I read accounts of their opinion-enhanced newscasts, I am stunned that people actually buy into this propaganda.
God bless America and President George W. Bush.
This is probably true, but it did me good to read about the guy in Texas who told Jennings "no one likes you" and it was aired, live. That was terrific!
And you think an editor, for example, slamming Bush and/or the administration and being charged with treason is compatible with the Constitution in what particular way?
Geez. The terrorists must have gotten to the water supply with a ton of acid or something.
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