Clowns & Jokers

Stuck in the middle.... Left, right, centre. It's a mess out there.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Clinton vs. Fox News

I never really go to watch this last year but heard about a particularly furious Clinton in interview with Fox defending his record and involvement in the failures over 9/11. And he is furious. He certainly is a smarter 'orator'. To speak with heartfelt conviction and handle the media in this day and age is a good part of the battle. A lot of it he gets hung up over the issue of perceived american weakness in Somalia Black Hawk Down, that is to say how Bin Laden describes this. This issue of how the terrorists manipulate situations and play the media is an enormous factor in their game. Huge. Tony Blair mentioned this also. The media relays events, discusses weaknesses and the open criticism plays a big part in their propaganda. How do you balance the need to be critical without playing into their hands?

"....many in Western countries listen to the propaganda of the extremists and accept it. (And to give credit where it is due, the extremists play our own media with a shrewdness that would be the envy of many a political party.) If we recognized this struggle for what it truly is, we would at least be on the first steps of the path to winning it..." (monsieur Blair)

hattip Outside the Box


At Friday, 26 January, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree they have the right to ask him these questions.
But I remember both the "wag the dog" accusations he referes to and then " George, why did you ingnored this problem? " media moments.
Everyone just wants someone else to blame ... for everything.
Like you said everyone made mistakes at one point or another, it's time to move past that and worry about the future.
Which I hope we also agree ... means the need to start coming together instead of futher seperating ouselves and each other in to groups.

At Friday, 26 January, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is all to do with anti Americanism which is soooo fashionable.

At Saturday, 27 January, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

there you go with the anti americanism just because someone asked a question?


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