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Spinning the news for BushPosted Thursday, May 29, 2008, at 1:21 PM
Former Bush defender/spokesperson (in other words, White House press secretary) Scott McClellan alleges in his new book, "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception", that the president fed the public propaganda instead of facts when defending his decision to attack Iraq.
So what's new?
You might want to check out the transcripts of the daily White House media briefings, www.whitehouse.gov/news/briefings/, in which the press secretary tells often-verbally combative reporters the latest presidential spin. These meetings are so one-sided it's ridiculous. No wonder McClellan found employment elsewhere.
I'd suggest "Culture of Deception" is a great description of the hot air blowing from Washington. Frankly, I believe little of it from Congress up to the president. We're being told what they want us to believe instead of just giving us facts and letting us decide for ourselves.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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