Yesterday I went after the administration
and our military leadership
. Today I want the enablers. You know who you are. You're journalists; not all journalists, but those who have sold your souls and sold out your profession to enrich yourselves. You're lowlife scum, for you are supposed to be our last line of defense. The Founding Fathers wanted . . . no, needed
a free press to ensure the future of the wonderful experiment known as the United States of America.
As you all have seen over the past five (some would say thirty-five) years, the built in checks and balances can be bypassed to the point of allowing a dictator to take control of the nation. Do you not think men like Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, and Adams knew this might happen? They saw it first hand, at a time when tyrants were the rule rather than the exception. They knew that no matter how many safeguards they put on paper, the freedoms the press enjoyed were the most important.
Those freedoms assure the public knowlege of their elected representatives doings, whether they have lost their focus, become swayed by wealth and power to look to their own interests ahead of their constituents'. Your responsibility is to warn us before they got too powerful and too corrupt so we could vote them out. That is your
responsibility and you own this as much as Bush owns Iraq. You, in the White House press corps, the TV news executives, you have sold that responsibility, your souls, to the Republican machine.
The Founders were counting on you, we
were counting on you, and you abdicated your Constitutional responsibility. Thanks to you, the Bush administration was given another four years to destroy this nation. Had you done your fucking jobs, he would have been shown for the liar, thief, and con man he is long
before he could have sent troops to Iraq. Had you done your fucking jobs, he never would have been President in the first place. Whether through apathy or outright greed, you allowed this to happen.
You allowed the Republican machine to drag Clinton down over nothing but a blowjob and you allowed Bush to commit his crimes against the United States and humanity as a whole. You should be ashamed and you should be held up to ridicule for the rest of your damnable lives. You should never be allowed to work as journalists again. Much as I'd rather see you all in front of a firing squad, charged with treason, writing for the National Enquirer
or some other rag to scratch out a meager living is a much better fate for you. No TV pundit gigs, no book deals, no nationally syndicated columns, just reporting on the dirt farmer in Kansas whose daughter was impregnated by aliens.
For the likes of Rupert Murdoch (and anyone
who works for Fox News), Rush Lintball, Michael Savage, and the others who are nothing but paid employees of the Republican National Committee in one form or another, you deserve to be strung up from the same trees as your patrons.
And a special note to the editors of The New York Times
and The Wall Street Journal
: The writing is on the wall and when the Bush Era is finally over, you will be too. Of all of the news organizations to buy into the conservative line, you should be the most ashamed of them all. You've taken the reputations of America's flagship papers and wiped your collective ass with it.