Politics

CNNPolitics.com’s Propaganda Minister

Jack Cafferty, who was once described as looking like he just was taken off life support, posed this question on his CNNPolitics.com blog: “Is John McCain hypocritical to condemn Russia for invading Georgia when he voted to invade Iraq?”

Jack’s question reminds me of a statement made by Adolf Hitler’s propaganda minister Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”

One would expect the big-lie blog question from The Huffington Post, Daily Kos or Move On. You can once again add CNN to that unashamedly biased list.

Mr. Cafferty’s question surely lends credence to all those Lefties out there who would fashion a moral equivalency out of Georgia and Iraq.

Having to explain why there is no comparison between the disputes over South Ossetia and Abkhazia and Saddam Hussein is rather disturbing. Understanding why CNNPolitics.com would pose the question is not.

The Atlanta-based cable network is always ready to suggest that McCain is hell-bent on using the military option. Cafferty, like others at CNN, believes that the United States invaded Iraq and that McCain was a key player. They view his support for the “surge” as simply blood lust.

How better to advance a conversation about McCain and his bellicose tendencies then on a blog? The latter is certainly devoid of scientific accuracy. It’s a wonderful way to showcase and sanitize what you want for on-air viewing.  Jack asks all who answer his question: “Interested to know which ones made it on air?” Don’t expect favorable McCain comments to win out.

Shame on you, Mr. Cafferty, for claiming that you’re just asking questions which, as you say, are “crossing” your radar. No, you are waging warfare against the presumptive Republican nominee for president.

May I remind you, Mr. Cafferty, that Santa and Rudolph appear on political radar screens on Christmas Eve? And Dennis Kucinich’s screen picked up a flying saucer? Do these sightings merit your questions? I think not.

The next time you radar screen suggests a question, take the time to wipe it clean to make sure you’re not seeing a “false” radar image. Or are you interested in becoming the "Babelsberg Stud" of bloggers?

Mr. Cafferty, here is my blog question de jour to you: Are you looking to top the daily McCain bashing that takes place on Countdown with Keith Olbermann? 

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