Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Washington comPost "puffs" Daschle op-ed

Tom Dasshole (Unemployed-SD) had an op-ed featured in DC's leftist fishwrap, the Washington comPost before Christmas. He basically attempted to rewrite history in explaining that his (and everyone else's) vote in 2001 on authorization of presidential use of force in fighting terrorism didn't say what it really said.

I'm not going to dignify Daschle's attempt to Clintonize the English language. Instead, I'd like to point out that the comPost gave some free pub in their news section (page A-4) by "puffing" Daschle's column! From the comPost:
The Bush administration requested, and Congress rejected, war-making authority "in the United States" in negotiations over the joint resolution passed days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, according to an opinion article by former Senate majority leader Thomas A. Daschle (D-S.D.) in today's Washington Post.

Daschle's disclosure challenges a central legal argument offered by the White House in defense of the National Security Agency's warrantless wiretapping of U.S. citizens and permanent residents. It suggests that Congress refused explicitly to grant authority that the Bush administration now asserts is implicit in the resolution.
Wow. Since when does a "staff writer" use a column to advance a purported objective "story"? Hell, they might as well hire Dasshole to be on their staff, with that kind of stunt. Then again, since Daschle's no longer gainfully employed in the Senate, I guess he could use the work.

Funny how the comPost cites as an "expert" a defeated liberal former senator (his party's leader) from a red state. What's next, maybe getting Dianne Feinstein to go do a guest column (which would be hyped on page A-4) on beauty tips?

Nope...no liberal media bias.