Friday, June 23, 2006

questions nobody's asking

W sez:
"I'd like to end Guantanamo. I'd like it to be over with."

Some of the inmates would be returned to their home countries, he said. But "there are some that need to be tried in US courts. They are cold-blooded killers. They will murder someone if out on the street."

Atrios listens, and wonders:
So, presumably Bush believes that "some" or even "most" are not "cold-blooded killers." In fact, it sounds like they haven't even committed offenses which would merit being tried in a court.

How long have they been there?

5 bucks sez nobody on TV or in the papers is going to ask that question.


Inky said...

Oh, of course nobody in the mainstream media is ever going to ask the important questions. Old Media relies on advertising for its revenue. Their entire status, their monetary empire, will come crashing down should they rock the boat and cause the advertisers (often the same companies benefitting from the war, by-the-by) to leave.

El Ranchero said...

True enough, though I also think some of the problem is what bloggers call "cocktail weenie addiction"-- the willingness of reporters and pundits to take a pass on the tough questions and support conservative narratives in order to get and maintain access to the Washington elite.

Luckily, there's a rising less-than-mainstream media willing to ask those questions and challenge those narratives.

lubbockmetro said...

The mainstream media asking relevant questions? Surely you jest.