Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: More fake news from the Bush Administration
OK, lets review a few of the recent ones....
President and mrs Clinton, on vacation, dancing in a close embrace while wearing their swim suits. No music playing. Photographers present and told where to stand. Only one picture is printed, in the LA Times. In a subsequent press conference, press secretary, Mike McCurry, is highly critical of the press for that invasion of privacy--printing a picture of a "private moment". The reporters all say, "What picture"? Next day the pisture is in every newspaper. The timing?--just a week or two before the Monica story broke.
Another with Pres. Clinton-- On his visit to commemorate 50 years since D Day. While strolling on Omaha beach, he stoops down and picks up some stones and arranges them in the form of a cross, as a lone battleship glides by in the distance. Press photographers were present at just the right spot to catch the image of the President, the cross of stones and the Battleship. Oh, there are no stones on Pmaha beach-they had been placed there by an aide.
How about one more... President Clinton, on the same visit to Europe as above, visiting a US veterans cemetery in Italy. All the graves are decorated with small US flags; all neatly arranged....except one. The one ascew flag is right in front of the President, who, with a tear in his eye, stoops to straighten it up. Photographers "happen" to capture the moment.
I am not critical of President Clinton, or his staff, for arranging these Kodak moments. Every politician will do the same. Good publicity is the coin of their realm. What I find amusing is the lack of critical thinking on behalf of so many citizens who think Bush is a scoundrel for doing the same.