Monday, April 07, 2008

I love my country but....

There is something seriously wrong here people....

From The Daily Kos:

In the past two weeks, the following events transpired. A Department of Justice memo, authored by John Yoo, was released which authorized torture and presidential lawbreaking. It was revealed that the Bush administration declared the Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights to be inapplicable to "domestic military operations" within the U.S. The U.S. Attorney General appears to have fabricated a key event leading to the 9/11 attacks and made patently false statements about surveillance laws and related lawsuits. Barack Obama went bowling in Pennsylvania and had a low score.

Here are the number of times, according to NEXIS, that various topics have been mentioned in the media over the past thirty days:

"Yoo and torture" - 102

"Mukasey and 9/11" -- 73

"Yoo and Fourth Amendment" -- 16

"Obama and bowling" -- 1,043

"Obama and Wright" -- More than 3,000 (too many to be counted)

"Obama and patriotism" - 1,607

"Clinton and Lewinsky" -- 1,079


More stories about a decade-old scandal and a presidential candidate's night at the bowling alley than about the White House declaring the Fourth Amendment null and void.

Yup, that's about right.

2 comments:

amanda finney said...

Nice...good to know what's really important on the minds of the voters. There should be an IQ test before any vote is cast!

j.r.f. said...

First time poster here. Hey Morgan!
Just for sake of argument, Bush and torture put out 1,843 responses for the past month on Nexis.
Gotta defend my newsgathering peeps a bit.