The title of Dana Milbank’s piece today says it all: “9/11 Panel May Hurt Bush Reelection Campaign.”
It is listed as ‘News Analysis,’ so as usual, Milbank can getaway with any lie or distortion he wants, making this newsitorial seem like legitimate hard news, but serving only as agitprop for the DNC. The second paragraph made me scream (apparently it had the same effect on the folks at the Belgravia Dispatch):
After the commission staff released its findings Wednesday that there was no “collaborative relationship” between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda — challenging an assertion Bush and Vice President Cheney have made for the past two years — Bush declared again that there was, in fact, a relationship.
This, folks, is how to get it done. Spend months distorting the commission’s findings, then wryly point out that your distortions might just be used against the President. Why don;t you just join the Kerry campaign, Dana? Although if you asked, I am betting they like you just where you are.
Time for a new google bomb: