Sponsored Content




Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support


Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!



Recent Entries
Absent Friends
westminsterdogshow 2023
Ann Wilson(Empire1) 2022
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
AoSHQ Writers Group
A site for members of the Horde to post their stories seeking beta readers, editing help, brainstorming, and story ideas. Also to share links to potential publishing outlets, writing help sites, and videos posting tips to get published. Contact OrangeEnt for info
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups





















Weekend WarPorn: SEALS Get New Semi-Auto .50 Caliber BFG | Main | Filthy Scheming Manhunting Monsters
March 19, 2005

Paradigm Shift at Pravda: "The Truth" Praises Bush

Now, okay, that headline overstates the case. This opinion piece runs in Pravda, but it seems to be written by an American whose work is syndicated. So it is just a case of Pravda running a syndicated piece it finds interesting, and can't be taken to represent the editorial position of that red rag.

This piece ran quite a while ago: on January 26th, after Bush's Inaugural Address. It's not really current, and it can't be called part of post-30-January the "paradigm shift." Still-- let's say it prefigures the paradigm shift.

But it is very interesting that Pravda seems at least as willing, if not more so, to expressly praise Bush in an op-ed than, say, the New York Times. The New York Times seems to only run conservative-leaning guest op-ed writers when they're attacking Republicans. (Yeah, yeah, David Brooks, William Safire... but they're both tokens, you know.)

And of course Pravda ran this before the votes in Iraq and Palestine and the Orange and Cedar Revolutions. The New York Times refused to admit even the possibility of freedom working until the facts on the ground began to embarass them.

Some key bits:

In his speech the President put world leaders on notice: Either protect your people and provide them with democratic freedom and basic human rights or be prepared to answer to the United States. This notice applies to all countries, even our oil producing allies like Saudi Arabia. Oil is not an excuse for tyranny.

As predicted, liberals and Bush haters began accusing President Bush of being reckless and abusing his power, instead of giving him the credit and praise he deserves. Just once I would like to see liberals help the President in a noble cause, but I guess this will never happen. Liberals would rather try to make Bush look bad rather than help the oppressed, even though they claim to be the defenders of human rights.

I think liberals are afraid of taking an aggressive stand on world problems. They are more comfortable with Bill Clinton"s foreign policy of letting thugs drag dead Americans through the streets of Somalia than a foreign policy of strength. A plan for peace is outside their realm of thinking, unless appeasement and surrender is involved. They just cannot imagine winning a lasting peace by taking the fight to the enemy. No wonder John Kerry was loved by the French.

Thanks to RCL for the tip, and noting that the former communist house organ Pravda seemed, in this case, more amenable to the idea of the forward strategy of freedom than the American New York Times.


digg this
posted by Ace at 02:38 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
JackStraw: "In what world does Haley think if by some miracle ..."

answer:: " - What's the breast equivalent of smegma? Post ..."

BurtTC: "Megyn is thin to be sure, but she's not that thin. ..."

jim (in Kalifornia): "555 545 Heh, Christie just booed. Posted by: ji ..."

G'rump928(c) : "[i]Did Meghan Kelly show her tits yet? -- Seriou ..."

jsg: "Dammit... ..."

jim (in Kalifornia): "A lot of what Vivik said was true. I don't trust ..."

Thomas Bender: "The Debate is starting to get ponderous, need to w ..."

jsg: "545 Heh, Christie just booed mooed. Posted by: ..."

Orson: "Serious question. How did they actually get peopl ..."

runner: "um , wut ? farmers ?? ..."

Ahmed the Clockboy: "Do Muslims use Tik Tok ? Posted by: jsg at Decemb ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64