They’ll Break the Bad News on 9/11

BY this late date we should know the fix is in when the White House’s top factotums fan out on the Sunday morning talk shows singing the same lyrics, often verbatim, from the same hymnal of spin. The pattern was set way back on Sept. 8, 2002, when in simultaneous appearances three cabinet members and the vice president warned darkly of Saddam’s aluminum tubes. “We don’t want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud,” said Condi Rice, in a scripted line. The hard sell of the war in Iraq — the hyping of a (fictional) nuclear threat to America — had officially begun.

By Frank Rich

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Published in: on June 23, 2007 at 10:11 pm  Comments (4)  

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  2. As always, Jenny, much obliged.

  3. Thank you so much, Jenny, for helping us non-TimesSelect types to see behind their barricade to enlightened commentary. Your going out on a limb is much appreciated. BTW I’m another directed to your wonderful site by Welcome-to-Pottersville, and discovering it is so much more than a few NYT colummists. Tnx again.

    Larry
    St. Louis

  4. jenny you rock!
    -mike


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