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Response to ProSense (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 08:47 PM

68. To be fair

Right after 9/11, the country was in collective shock. Some people weren't trusting of Bush, but such a wave of patriotism hit in the wake of the grief of an attack on our soil that most were afraid to voice that opinion.

Honestly, after having President Clinton for 8 years it was easy to trust the President, because you could trust Clinton. I fell into the trap, too, and believed the hype. It was burned into your brain 24/7. Don't forget the endless hyping of the anthrax scare immediately following 9/11. Once we invaded Iraq, Bush's true colors were clear to anyone watching, but in the months immediately following 9/11, it was very easy to get caught up in the rhetoric of "trust the President during war time" that was repeated ad nauseum on all of the news channels.

The only thing good that came out of it was that it abruptly awakened millions of Americans to the fact that corporate news is not to be trusted, and that any war is a good one to those who control our news networks. It certainly got me far more involved into following politics because of the betrayal I felt Republicans, specifically Bush, visited on the American people by selling us a war based upon a pack of lies.

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