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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Shrub Scrub

So the White House is officially pissed that NBC edited out 2 sentences in an interview with Bush. Bush counsel Ed Gillespie, in a letter to NBC News President Steve Capus, said that "this deceitful editing to further a media-manufactured storyline is utterly misleading and irresponsible."

Oh Puh-Leeze!

Like the White House isn't guilty of worse. The White House has actually changed official transcripts so that Bush and his administration don't look like the idiot liars that they are. The White House re-writes history all the time:

Controversy about what exactly was said at the White House press conference on October 31 2005. Everyone agrees NBC’s David Gregory said this:

Q Whether there’s a question of legality, we know for a fact that there was involvement. We know that Karl Rove, based on what he and his lawyer have said, did have a conversation about somebody who Patrick Fitzgerald said was a covert officer of the Central Intelligence Agency. We know that Scooter Libby also had conversations.

Congressional Quarterly and FNS both transcribed Press Secretary Scott McClellan’s answer as “That’s accurate.” The White House transcript lists McClellan’s answer as “I don’t think that’s accurate.”

White House Press Office: Transcript of President Bush's First Press Conference Posted and Scrubbed 2/22/01

CocoaGate: White House Scrubs the 'Cocoa' Bushism. During Bush's first press conference, he said a number of incoherent things. One that was the butt of many jokes was his reference to the cultivation of "cocoa" leaves in Columbia. (Listen to the audio for yourself at 19:26.) Well, somehow "cocoa" was changed to "coca" when the official White House transcript was posted. Tampering with government documents is a crime.

Those whose arguments are empty of fact, are generally full of shit.™


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