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Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:12 PM

Dick Morris: Media ‘ruined’ Bush because Iraq war coverage was ‘too harsh’

Aww da po baby.

Conservative Fox News contributor Dick Morris is asserting that the news media “ruined” President George W. Bush’s presidency because coverage of the Iraq war was “too harsh.”

During a Wednesday morning segment with Morris, Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy pointed out that Arthur Brisbane, ombudsman for The New York Times, recently complained that the paper had been more critical of President George W. Bush while he was in office than it had been of President Barack Obama.

“It’s terrific that he said that,” Morris explained. “There are two factors that make the media liberal. One is that the reporters are liberal. But the other fact is that the media tends to react to what it last did badly. So for example, it was relatively mild toward Bush during the early years of his administration after 9/11, and then it over compensated by being too harsh during the Iraq war.”


“And then when Obama got elected they said, ‘Oh, wow. We just ruined a presidency with Bush. Maybe we’ll be nicer to Obama,’” he added. “And I think you will begin to see a bit of pendulum swing against Obama even though the media itself is liberal.”



http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/25/dick-morris-media-ruined-bush-because-iraq-war-coverage-was-too-harsh/

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Reply Dick Morris: Media ‘ruined’ Bush because Iraq war coverage was ‘too harsh’ (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2012 OP
spanone Apr 2012 #1
sharp_stick Apr 2012 #2
Fumesucker Apr 2012 #3
MrScorpio Apr 2012 #6
JHB Apr 2012 #4
Rambis Apr 2012 #5
coalition_unwilling Apr 2012 #7
Autumn Apr 2012 #8
KamaAina Apr 2012 #9
Bake Apr 2012 #15
Buns_of_Fire Apr 2012 #10
Ishoutandscream2 Apr 2012 #11
Blue Owl Apr 2012 #12
riderinthestorm Apr 2012 #13
fascisthunter Apr 2012 #14
Initech Apr 2012 #16
TransitJohn Apr 2012 #22
Rex Apr 2012 #17
Skip Intro Apr 2012 #18
bullwinkle428 Apr 2012 #19
BarbaRosa Apr 2012 #20
pa28 Apr 2012 #21
supraTruth Apr 2012 #23
Proud Liberal Dem Apr 2012 #24
WI_DEM Apr 2012 #25
madinmaryland Apr 2012 #26
Yavin4 Apr 2012 #27

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:16 PM

1. hey dickhead...the media promoted their fucking illegal wars...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:17 PM

2. They don't come much dumber

than Dick Morris. How this fucking tool manages to make a career out of his idiocy is beyond me.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:17 PM

3. Don't you have some toes to suck, Dick? n/t

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:18 PM

6. You beat me to it nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:18 PM

4. I guess when you keep breathing your own hot air...

...you don't notice how putrid your breath has gotten.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:18 PM

5. You mean like the ban on showing the coffins?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:22 PM

7. This is the Media stab-in-the back theory v. 2.0 (Vietnam

 

was version 1.0).

Both stab-in-the back narratives are complete and utter horseshit.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:24 PM

8. Hey toe sucker

the fucking Iraq war WAS fucking harsh.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:25 PM

9. Dick Morris: A mere footnote to history

Get it? "Foot" note?

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 01:06 PM

15. Got it!

Good one!



Bake

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:40 PM

10. A Jerk, being interviewed by A Joke, talking about An Asinine Comment from A Putz

Yo, Dickie-Poo, you toe-sucking fiend, you -- there's a damned good reason that people started turning against your precious ex-pResident Shit-Fer-Brains! Need anyone point out that even your sacred party is now distancing themselves from him?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:40 PM

11. Everything is the librul media's fault. Or the poor.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:42 PM

12. Like the M$M's warm embrace of the Dixie Chicks, for example...

n/t

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:47 PM

13. Oh yeah right! People were just mean to poor old Shrub! That's the ONLY reason he's despised

globally. It has nothing to do with his despicable wars, the Patriot Act, renditions, torture, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, outing Valerie Plame etc etc etc... nope, it's just that the fucking MEDIA was mean??

honestly, some days it's just not even worth it...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:48 PM

14. Um... the Media Helped Bush more than ANYOTHER president in my lifetime

and was a primary vehicle for selling the fucking invasion/occupation! You right wingers make me sick!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 01:07 PM

16. The Iraq War coverage wasn't harsh enough - the conservative media practically cheerleaded them.

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Response to Initech (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 04:01 PM

22. ALL corporate American media cheerleaded for them.

n/t

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 01:07 PM

17. Foxnews = GOP.

Maybe someone should tell DICK Morris that the war was started on illegal grounds and he should be calling for Bush to stand trial for war crimes.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 01:14 PM

18. The media HELPED bush get his war. I bet Morris would have a different

opinion had he been in Baghdad on this night:

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 01:16 PM

19. Hey, DICK Morris - go fuck yourself with something medieval and spiky!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 03:57 PM

20. Well, that's a new one,

I've never heard cheer-leading referred to as harsh coverage before.

Oh my.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 03:59 PM

21. He leaves out one convenient fact.

Cutting and widespread criticism only began during Bush's second term. Only when everybody with a pair of eyes and two functioning brain cells could see we were knee deep in a disaster did the hard reporting begin.

Until that time editors and publishers allowed *no* dissent in the media. Speaking out was a good way to get yourself fired in fact (see Ashley Banfield). Meanwhile Bush propagandists like Judith Miller were allowed to lie to the public with complete impunity.

Republican are masters of the self-serving revision of history. Dick's example here is just another one of many.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 04:13 PM

23. PERVERT would like THAT!

 

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 04:52 PM

24. Yeah

I remember that anti-war activists and Michael Moore routinely outnumbered pro-war supporters in the corporate media during the run-up to the war and how the corporate media endlessly mocked Colin Powell's "performance" at the UN Security Council where he laid out the rationale for invading Iraq and how the UN Weapons Inspectors were lauded as heroes and given lots of airtime to refute the Bush (mis-)administration's rationale for invading Iraq.

Wait! What? You don't remember any of this either?


Of course, for those of us whom are sane and remember the whole of the Iraq war, coverage didn't get legitimately harsh until at least it was crystal clear that there were no WMDs to be found and our troops began taking heavy casualties from militants and people realized how much of an all around mess Iraq had become as a result of our invasion/occupation, which, unfortunately, did not really happen until AFTER Bush was safely re-elected.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 04:54 PM

25. Oh for god sake! Go back to sucking toes, Dick!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 06:01 PM

26. Toe-licker drags himself out of the cesspool and spews some shit.

STFU, toe-licker.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 06:16 PM

27. I Have Two Words for Dick Morris: Judith Fucking Miller

I know. I know. That's three words, but Dick pissed me off.

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