Friday, January 09, 2009

U.S. Politicial-Media Establishment Hits Rock Bottom

I was wondering when this would occur and what it would look like when it happened. Well, Israel's latest war seems to have produced about as good an approximation of it as any.

First, Big Media (via Glenn Greenwald) goes Orwellian in describing the Israeli attack/invasion of Gaza as "Israel's war on the Islamist rulers of Gaza".

Then, predictably, a bipartisan chorus of "subservience" erupts on Capitol Hill to declare "Israel's enemies our enemies, and Israel's wars our wars".

Fortunately, the NYT did allow op-ed space to Rashid Khalidi to provide some much needed "balance".