The Corner

“Stupid George Bush” On Iran?

The Washington Post has its usual sunny optimism about Bush foreign policy today. The front-page headline is “U.S. Push for Democracy Could Backfire Against Iran.” This isn’t reporting, it’s crystal ball-rubbing. The headline could add “Or Then Again, It Could Succeed.” Apparently, support for democratic change in Iran should be done covertly, so the Post can then be outraged that Bush is doing something behind their back. (Strangely, I can’t find the article on the Post site this morning, so take the Seattle Times version.) A skeptic might think that the Post enjoyed putting the words “stupid George Bush” on the front page, as Karl Vick and David Finkel reported:

“We are under pressure here both from hard-liners in the judiciary and that stupid George Bush,” activist Emad Baghi said as he waited for his wife and daughter to emerge from interrogation last week.

Tim Graham — Tim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

Most Popular

White House

For Democrats, the Party’s Over

If the Democrats are really tempted by impeachment, bring it on. Since the day after the 2016 election they have been threatening this, placing their chips on the Russian-collusion fantasy and then on the phantasmagoric charade of obstruction of justice. The attorney general accurately gave the ingredients of the ... Read More

The 24 Democrats

Every presidential primary ends with one winner and a lot of losers. Some might argue that one or two once-little-known candidates who overperform low expectations get to enjoy a form of moral victory. (Ben Carson and Rick Perry might be happy how the 2016 cycle ended, with both taking roles in Trump’s cabinet. ... Read More