John on December 19, 2005 at 12:41 am
Responses to Bush’s speech were bound to split down the usual lines, but does this piece by the AP’s Ron Fournier seem at all balanced? Yahoo News labeled it analysis, but still. Here are some highlights:
- After watching his credibility and approval ratings crumble over the course of 2005, President Bush completed a rhetorical shift Sunday night by abandoning his everything-is-OK pitch to Americans and coming clean…
- The happy talk didn’t ring true to many Americans, who watched in horror as the U.S. death toll climbed above 2,000 and wondered why Bush refused to take time off from his summer vacation to meet with the mother of a slain soldier.
- Bush seemed out of touch, unable to grasp the concerns of people opposed to the war or even those who were starting to wonder about it.
- His credibility now in tatters, Bush injected a dose of reality into his rhetoric.
When he’s not writing “analysis” pieces, Fournier writes news pieces about the President and Vice President. And they say there’s no such thing as a liberal media.
Michelle Malkin has a post about the speech which is quite a bit less loaded than Fournier’s piece.
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