Media Blog

Bush’s “Tiny Constituency” For Iraq

Today’s Great Moment in Media Hyperbole is brought to you by CNN’s Brian Todd.

Hyperbole Alert
Todd introduced a segment on an alleged “GOP Revolt Over Iraq War” with the words:

TODD: The President, famously quoted as saying he won’t leave Iraq even if the only ones still with him are his wife and dog. Is he getting closer to that tiny constituency? 

On an ironic note, the segment also featured a quote from Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, who said, “There is a mid-term election taking place in the United States, and the extremist elements [in Iraq] understand the power of the media.”  
Video here.

Most Popular

Film & TV

Celebrity Activists Do Not Help

Michelle Williams, an actress, has decided to become a spokesman on the issue of pay inequality in her profession, and appears this month on the cover of Vanity Fair with a headline to that effect. This decision follows what she describes as a humiliating episode in which she learned in the pages of USA Today ... Read More
Culture

Washington in the Flesh, Almost

Canova's George Washington at the Frick Collection is the zenith of the museum's signature exhibition style. It's small, fewer than 20 objects. It's focused. It examines the creation of Antonio Canova's full-length sculpture of George Washington in Roman costume from 1821. It was Canova's (1757–1822) sole ... Read More