What gets me is the ability of these people like Dick Cheney to be legitimized by the corporate media as they trot out a book. Or, as in the case of Karl Rove, a criminal is given a platform by the News Corporation’s Fox Network, and in doing so, a natural impression is created, namely: ‘this guy can’t be really bad –he’s a regular on a program.’
My all time favorite was watching Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor being interviewed by Matt Lauer – it was soon after the Bush v Gore decision. She was pushing her new book about her childhood. Not once, not a single question, not even an allusion to what had just transpired was posed.
I was making “Orwell Rolls In His Grave” at the time.