A couple of weeks ago, I posted about famed prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi's most recent book, "The Prosecution of George W. Bush For Murder".
One of the things that has puzzled me is the lack of publicity about his book, particularly given Bugliosi's impeccable credentials (he prosecuted Manson, and was 21 for 21 in murder convictions).
It turns out that others are wondering the same thing.
Today's New York Times had an article about it.
This is curious, because the New York Times is one of the many major media outlets ignoring the book. I have yet to see a review of it in the New York Times.
The article is quite interesting. Jon Meacham, the editor of Newsweek, is quoted as saying that he hasn't read the book, but suggests a reason as to why the media has been silent about the book: "I think there's a kind of Bush-bashing fatigue out there."
I don't know about him, but I just can't get enough of it.
He also points out that the fact that the book has become a bestseller with virtually no media coverage suggests that the implosion of the traditional media has had a lot to do with it. I quote:
If a dedicated part of the Internet community wants to move something, it doesn't need a benediction from the mainstream media and might benefit from not having one."
I constantly laugh when I hear about Limbaugh, Hannity, O'Reilly and the other far-right idiots bloviating about the so-called "liberal media." Where are they? Where are the guys who went over Clinton's personal life with a fine-tooth comb? The media that held Les Aspin accountable for the deaths of the "Blackhawk Down" soldiers-- a couple of dozen of them. This crew has been responsible for over 4,000 unnecessary American deaths in Iraq, and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. The manpower and materiel that has been tied down in Iraq has caused to us to lose ground in Afghanistan, a place where we are actually fighting the people responsible for the 9/11 massacres.
These people have led us into a disasterous war, have been beyond ineffective in dealing with this newest energy crisis-- yeah, drilling in Alaskan nature reserves is a great long-term solution-- have hammered at our civil liberties and have not made this country one iota safer. Murder rates, drug use, teenage pregnancy, housing defaults are up and employment and investment down. This is making the mid-seventies of Jimmy Carter's "malaise" infamy look like a paradise by comparison. Where's the outrage over it?