What bokononists whisper whenever they think of how complicated and unpredictable the machinery of life really is.

By Elton Beard

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03/01/02 12:20pm link

Why are Democrats attacking the war on terror? That is the big, bold headline question displayed right now on my TV, which is (briefly) tuned to Fox News Live. It's apparently in response to Senator Tom Dashle's rather mild comments about the current status of the War On Terror:

Clearly, we've got to find Mohammed Omar, we've got to find Osama bin Laden, we've got to find other key leaders of the al Qaeda network or we will have failed.

I think that it is critical that we keep the pressure on; we do the job that this country is committed to doing. But we are not safe until we have broken the back of al Qaeda, and we haven't done that yet.

Fox News Live hosts Jon Scott, Brigitte Quinn, David Asman, Linda Vester and Shepard Smith
Sounds reasonable to me, but on Fox News Live this is as good a reason for apoplexy as any. Some hosts merely shake their heads in amazement at the inexplicably bad behavior of the Democrats, other fulminate, while callers burn up the wires with righteous indignation. And yet this is all based on an obvious, bald-faced lie - no known Democrat has attacked the "war on terror". Does that actual fact count for anything?

Apparently not at Fox News, a network that appears to have severed all linkage between facts and news reporting. No wonder it's reputed to be George W. Bush's favorite news channel.


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What bokononists whisper whenever they think of how complicated and unpredictable the machinery of life really is.


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