Better To Be Useful Than Right

September 6th, 2007at 07:54am Posted by Eli

Exhibit A: Glenn Greenwald documents yet another example of how the media gives credence to those who are Wrong About Everything (but in a way which favors the Bush administration), while dismissing those who were right all along as somehow unserious.

Exhibit B: Sidney Blumenthal documents the Bush administration’s insistence on listening to the unreliable “Curveball” (who was telling them Saddam had WMDs) while ignoring the much more credible Naji Sabri, who was trying to tell them the opposite.

Exhibit C: The continuing focus on the “Petraeus Report,” even though there have been multiple reports released recently which make it quite clear that The Surge is a complete failure.

This is America under Bush Republican rule. Being useful and being right are almost always mutually exclusive, with “useful” winning handily every time. It’s very similar (and related) to the conflict between loyalty and competence, with the exact same outcome.

Entry Filed under: Bush,Iraq,Media,Politics,Republicans,Wankers,War


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