press has certainly kicked into high gear concerning a DUI arrest of Gov.
George W. Bush 24 years ago. The story, which was mysteriously broken by a
young and seemingly quite naive FOX News reporter in Maine, was on the
front page of nearly every newspaper across the United States.
The political talk shows were cast into a feeding
frenzy, led by the networkís
morning shows. Matt Lauer and Katie Couric had to stifle their glee
when reporting the Bush story, while CBSís Bryant Gumble had to be
strapped down in his chair as he reported the DUI incident. At least it
seemed like that anyway.
Hereís the scenario: A
cub reporter, who overheard a police officer, speaking to a secretary, who
happened to know someone who just happened to have a file deleted from
public records years ago, just happened to be in the right place at the
right time. And we are to believe this is all purely accidental? How about
this? The man who kept the crumpled and deleted file just happened to be a
former gubernatorial candidate, who also was a delegate to this yearís
Democratic convention in Los Angeles. And, just to put the topping on this
four-layered, intrigue-filled political cake, this bombshell occurs near
hours before an election Gore seems to be loosing.
OK. Now, when will the
mainstream media start talking about Al Goreís possible law breaking
concerning the Russian sale of high-tech weapons to Iran? For those of you
who havenít heard the story, in 1995, a bit more recent that 1976, by
the way, Vice-president Al Gore signed an agreement with then Russian
Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin clearing the arms sale.
Well, folks, this broke a
1992 law, sponsored by none other than Al Gore while he was in the Senate.
Now, someone please tell
me, where is the feeding frenzy over a blockbuster story which--one
day--may cost American lives?
They will tell you the
American people are tired of scandals. Well, it seems the mainstream press
is only tired of scandals when they involve liberal Democrats.
jeopardized? Forget about it! A terrorist state given deadly, high tech
military weapons? Forget about it! A 24 year old DUI charge? Now thatís
Itís said 70% of the
American people do not trust the mainstream press. By what weíve seen
recently, that number seems low to me.