Here is how bad the press has gotten. I know, I know, the press has done this for a long time, but the time has come to level with the American people. They elected a nitwit. And as long as the press keeps telling us that the emperor has clothes on, the people will believe that he has clothes on, when, in fact, he is completely naked.
The Chicago Tribune in its report on Bush's press conference (see my earlier post today entitled Bush Doublethink) simply ignores Bush's revealing misstatement and corrects his language. Instead of reporting on Bush's using the word disassemble when he meant dissemble, and which he then goes on to define incorrectly for the press corps (how they managed not to have rolled with laughter in the aisles, I'll never know), the Tribune, acting like the Ministry of Truth, simply rewrites what happened.
FROM THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE PIECE BY MARK SILVA
"Bush said that 'it seemed like to me (Amnesty International) based some of their decisions on the word of - and the allegations - by people who were held in detention, people who hate America, people that had been trained in some instances to dissemble - that means not tell the truth. And so it was an absurd report'."
HERE IS THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE PIECE AS PRINTED IN THE KANSAS CITY STAR