Thursday :: Dec 4, 2003

Kurtz Reports: Two More Fallacies About Baghdad Trip


by Steve

Read Howard Kurtz's column today for quick reports on several topics, including a New Republic rebuttal to a recent New York Times story about Bush's favorable electoral prospects, several more stories about Dean and his media coverage, and two more nuggets about the Baghdad Turkey Trip. It now turns out that the turkey and image of Bush serving the troops turkey was fake (literally, it was a fake bird, but the media fell for it anyway). It also turns out that the breathless White House story about how Air Force One dealt with passing British Airways flights that inquired about the identity of the stealth plane was also false, as British Airways knocked down the White House spin yesterday.

Perfect metaphors for what is turning out to be nothing more than another PR stunt.

Steve :: 7:01 AM :: Comments (17) :: Digg It!