Thursday, September 08, 2005

Shameless Exploitation of Katrina

Ann Althouse hits the nail on the head:

Wait, is using Katrina pictures to promote its political agenda? But I remember this, from the 2004 campaign season:
Liberal online political activist group is using testimony from former White House counterterrorism head Richard Clarke in a new political ad to promote their anti-Bush agenda.

In the ad, accuses President George W. Bush of politicizing September 11 by using images from the World Trade Center Towers in a recent campaign commercial.

"George Bush shamelessly exploited 9/11 in his campaign commercials," the announcer states at the beginning of the ad.
I'm lawyer enough to know how to make the argument that that is not rank hypocrisy, but, man, that is rank hypocrisy!


Anonymous said...

Mark my words:

Before this is over, the right wing media will make every effort to blame this disaster on the Clinton administration.

How? I don't know.

They will not succeed, but the Rush's and O'Reilly's of the world will try. It's their pathological M.O.

Darren said...

I'm sure there will be someone who will say so--but it's far more likely that they'll show that the problem goes back at least through the Clinton administration.

Is that worse than trying to lay these problems at George Bush's feet, especially given the facts coming out now about the ineptitude of the Louisiana governor and New Orleans mayor?

But that's beside the point. The point of this post was to show yet more hypocrisy from More hypocrisy, I say, because they can't even live up to their own name :-)