“Liberal” Media that Savaged Pelosi Over April Meeting With Syria Gushes Over Rice’s November Meeting…With Syria | November 29, 2007



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The article below is cribbed from a blog I came up on called FoxAttacks. com {http://foxattacks.com/blog/}. If Bill Oroily and Slam Hammity make yer skin crawl then this site gives you ammo to use when your cousin Henrietta and her husband Six Pack Joe stop by and try to convert you over dinner. Faux News continues to serve up some of the most inane drivel disguised as “news” while at the same time promoting a borderline neo-fascist poopaganda war with their talk shows . Worth a minute or five of your time.

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Remember back in April when Nancy Pelosi went to Syria? All of the usual suspects piled on, despite the fact that several republicans had visited Syria just days before and the 9/11 Commission explicitly recommended increasing diplomacy with Syria. At the time, Bush said:

Meetings with President [of Syria] Assad lead the Assad government to believe they’re part of the mainstream of the international community, when, in fact, they’re a state sponsor of terror

Cheney called Pelosi’s trip “counterproductive” and that Assad’s “bad behavior’s being rewarded in a sense.” White House liar spokeswoman Dana Perino said:

I know that Assad probably really wants people to come and have a photo opportunity and have tea with him, and have discussions about where they’re coming from, but we do think that’s a really bad idea.

Mittwit Romney, who doesn’t really like Muslims anyway, was told to say:

[Pelosi] going to a state which is without question a sponsor of terror, and having her picture taken with Assad and being seen in a headscarf and so forth is sending the wrong signal to the people of Syria and to the people of the Middle East…I just don’t know what got into her head, to be completely honest with you. I think it was a huge, huge mistake.

That head scarf thing really riled up the right wing, whose idea of religious tolerance is killing all muslims.

Luckily, the diabolical “liberal” media rose up in Pelosi’s defense. ThinkProgress took a small sample of their irrational far-left droolings:

CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux: “Why should the Americans, or even the international community, see this any more as a political stunt here, a publicity stunt, a big wet kiss to President Al-Assad?”

Washington Post Editorial Board: “Ms. Pelosi’s attempt to establish a shadow presidency is not only counterproductive, it is foolish.”

Thomas Sowell of the Baltimore Sun: “All that Ms. Pelosi’s trip can accomplish is to advertise American disunity to a terrorist-sponsoring nation in the Middle East while we are in a war there.”

NBC’s Matt Lauer: “But if the Democrats and Speaker Pelosi appear to be acting irresponsibly or incompetently — and let’s face it, a lot of people think she messed up on this one — what’s the impact for Democrats overall?”

Boy, that “liberal” media sure bends over backwards to elevate democrats and knock down the Bush administration (unless, of course, they’re too busy bending over forwards and lowering their pants when it comes to the 2000 election, the 2004 election, the Iraq war, etc. etc.)

Fast forward to November 2007. Syria announced that they would be attending Bush’s Middle East lovefest in Annapolis. Hmm. I thought Syria was “a state sponsor of terror” and talking with them is “a bad idea” and “sends the wrong signal”. I guess the Bush administration and all the republicans and all the right wing bloggers were for it before they were against it. So there’s a softball for you, “liberal” media — have at it!

The Denver Post: “Victory for U.S.: Syria to attend summit.

The AP’s Amy Teibel: “The Bush administration was able to declare a clean sweep when Syria, the last Arab world holdout, said Sunday it would attend this week’s high-stakes Mideast peace conference.”

The Wall Street Journal: “The Bush administration is even courting a long-time pariah, Syria. … Talks with Syria could go some way in weakening Tehran’s strongest alliance in the region.”

The AP’s Sam Ghattas: “The Syrian participation is already seen in Washington as a success for the Bush administration.”

What’s going on? Surely ultra-liberal, America/Bush-hating NY Times has our back:

New York Times: “Syria announced Sunday that it would attend the Middle East peace meeting beginning here Monday night, joining Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Arab League participants in a turnabout that represented a victory for the Bush administration.”

Crap! Strangely, the only one whose Thanksgiving turkey was apparently not stuffed with amnesia pills and smothered in inconsistency gravy was conservative Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal editorial board:

Remember Nancy Pelosi’s spring break in Damascus? Condoleezza Rice apparently does not. When the House Speaker paid Syrian strongman Bashar Assad a call back in April, President Bush denounced her for sending “mixed signals” that “lead the Assad government to believe they are part of the mainstream of the international community, when in fact they are a state sponsor of terror.” Today, said sponsor of terror will take its place at the table Ms. Rice has set for the Middle Eastern conference at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

What the hell happened to you, “liberal” media?!? How could you have missed such a blatant example of hypocrisy?!?

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