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August 05, 2004

Oh, That Liberal Media

...has two very annoying stories for you to be angered by.

Here, Baghdad Jim McDermott is reported by the Seattle Times making scarifying statements to the nation's youth that there will be a military draft in Bush's second term:

He told the students that changes in military combat tours is "an unwritten, sneak draft." And he said an official draft could be coming soon.

"Everybody in this room who is 17 years old should know that the likelihood of a draft in a second Bush administration is almost a certainty," McDermott said.

Well, that is indeed a sobering prospect for young men. Bush is bad-- he's bringing back the draft.

The Seattle Times, amazingly, fails to report that there is already a bill to re-enact the draft in Congress-- co-sponsored by Baghdad Jim McDermott.

I think that's sort of relevant to the story, don't you?

Meanwhile, Congressional Democrats vow to inject government censorship into news-coverage. They don't like FoxNews, and they think "legislative means" might be helpful in forcing FoxNews to report stories they way liberals think they should be reported.

Ummmm... I don't like tossing around the word "fascist" lightly, but aren't we entering a real danger area when partisan government officials are taking it upon themselves to limit free speech?

In the "public interest," of course-- they're always acting on behalf of the masses.

What the hell else can you call a demand for government monitoring and approval of media reportage?

As Kevin Pollack might say, "Were you absent the day they taught law at law school?"



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