MSM Hits Rock Bottom

Mark Eichenlaub of regimeofterror.com directed me toward this masterpiece of irresponsible speculation and anti-Bush psychosis written by Massimo Calabresi in Time magazine. Here is the first paragraph:

George W. Bush and the Iranians are locked in a diplomatic game of “Who’s crazier?” With six months left in office, no political capital at home or abroad, and a uniformed military ready to rebel at the first talk of a new war, the Bush administration is left with simply the threat of military strikes, kept eternally “on the table” in hopes of bluffing Tehran into a compromise on its nuclear program.

Well, at least Calabresi admits that Bush is being “diplomatic,” right? As for the “who’s crazier” question: It might be of interest to Calebresi (though, it probably isn’t) that writing about Ahmadinejad in this manner could get him executed in Iran. Pretty “crazy,” huh, Massimo? Putting aside Calabresi’s moral ineptitude in equating a proponent of democracy with a proponent of genocide, just where does this journalist get his groundbreaking information from? The U.S. military is on the verge of rebellion? This is Time magazine, after all. Such assertions can’t make it to publication without rigorous fact-checking, can they? I, for one, would like to see the evidence for this deeply troubling claim.

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