The Shame of America's Mass Media
How Rove Directed Federal Assets for GOP Gains
Bush Adviser's Effort to Promote the President and His Allies Was Unprecedented in Its Reach
Washington Post Staff Writers Sunday, August 19, 2007; Page A01
Thirteen months before President Bush was reelected, chief strategist Karl Rove summoned political appointees from around the government to the Old Executive Office Building. The subject of the Oct. 1, 2003, meeting was "asset deployment," and the message was clear:
The staging of official announcements, high-visibility trips and declarations of federal grants had to be carefully coordinated with the White House political affairs office to ensure the maximum promotion of Bush's reelection agenda and the Republicans in Congress who supported him, according to documents and some of those involved in the effort.
John Solomon, Alec MacGillis, Sarah Cohen and the Washington Post have just become aware of this in the week since Rove announced his resignation. WHAT A FRAUD BY THE MEDIA. Now that their 'access' is no longer at risk, it's okay to let America in on what a dysfunctional government we've had in Washington. The Media IS ABSOLUTELY COMPLICIT in the failures of this administration and the Washington Post and New York Times head the list of dishonor. ___________________________________________________________________