1 August 2008

Fuck you, ABC

Outstanding/depressing report on the anthrax story from Glenn Greenwald. As per usual, he cuts through the media cloud. Too many gems to quote.

Reporters are warned about possible anthrax attacks before-the-fact; anthrax is sent to (1) media outlets and (2) Democrats in Congress; ABC reports from anonymous sources that the anthrax is linked to Iraq (it is not); conservative rags denounce the Bush administration for not immediatly accusing Iraq of being behind the attacks (Bush, on record, had been gunning for Iraq before 9/11); Bush references Iraq+anthrax in his State of the Union; Congress falls over itself to give up citizens' rights.

Poor Bruce E. Ivins is probably just a scapegoat to Bush and those complicit assholes at ABC.

[ posted by sstrader on 1 August 2008 at 7:19:17 PM in Culture & Society ]