The 43rd president called for a “welcoming” immigration policy and underscored the importance of a free press during an interview with Matt Lauer on the “Today” show.
“I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy,” Bush told Lauer. “We need an independent media to hold people like me to account. Power can be very addictive, and it can be corrosive.”
Bush recalled spending time during his presidency attempting to convince other world leaders, specifically Russian President Vladimir Putin, to “accept the notion of a free press.”
“It’s kind of hard to tell others to have an independent free press if we’re not willing to have one ourselves,” Bush said.
I have a memo for President Bush: sir, your statement is so richly ironic, and exploding with such blatant hypocrisy, examining your record as President, I just don’t know where to begin.
The hard reality, sir, that your concept of an alleged “free press” was a docile, easily-controlled government narrative-affirming bunch of presstitutes, with a large, well-funded electronic bully pulpit, who would only say what you told them to say, and never raise a logical question against your agenda, to further your geopolitical and/or your corporate cronies financial goals (which, ultimately, were one in the same).
And for all of these lies, corporate media duly carried your water, and went along completely with both ignoring the real reasons for 9/11, who actually perpetrated this act, and the true reasons you wanted to invade and occupy Afghanistan.
And when you lied again in the spring of the following year, with the statement that “Saddam Hussein had nuclear weapons”, the corporate presstitutes just dutifully swallowed, then regurgitated out, the projectile vomit of that lie.
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Any attempt by the burgeoning independent media to actually look at the facts were met with both scorn, and if possible, professional, or personal retribution. Whistleblowers like John Kirakou were punished severely, because their public statements did not match the official narrative of the American Deep State:
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And your final coup de grace against the American people, over and above these horrific wars for private profit, were your Draconian signature Homeland Security Act, and Patriot act, which moved the American people from a state of being innocent until proven guilty under the law, into some sort of Code Napoleon “no-man’s land”, of now being presumed guilty before being proven innocent, unless one is very monied, and powerful.
Through these wars, supported by this legislation and your lies, you drove this country right into a fascistic nightmare, where it remains to this very day, governed by an elite set of deep-state globalists who only see ordinary working people as expendable fodder for their wars of aggression; congratulations, Mr. President: under your watch, you brought this country to half-past George Orwell’s “1984”. You must feel very proud of yourself for that.
So, in summation, Mr. President, you are a serial liar of the highest order, and only love “the alleged free press” when it said what you wanted it to say, and was your journalistic “bitch”, if you will.
And when you made that statement that “I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy,”, you were obviously not talking about the independent media, which asks uncomfortable, logical questions, kicks butt, and names name.
You are talking about the “illusion” of a democracy, as dictated by the deep state, so as to make every war, every horrific act of national aggression to expropriate resources to which this country has no moral right, then insure that their governments are western-centric,and only sell those resources in US dollars, palatable to average Americans, because the corporate presstitute media has couched the arguments for so doing in such “reasonable, bite-sized rhetoric”, that people are most generally not going to complain too loudly about the coming cost in blood and money of these actions, and what the geopolitical moral ramifications of such actions will be.
The difference between the lapdog, cooing and comfortably compliant “media” you love, and the independent media people need to make informed decisions, and participate in the political discussion of real issues, both domestic and international, sir, is the difference between night and day.
And thankfully, Mr. President, because of the work of the independent media, some daylight is starting to emerge.
Because people are aware about the degree to which they have been lied to, by your and the administrations which came to power after your watch, they are both completely skeptical of anything the government says, and of the corporate presstitutes, because of their collective complicity in disseminating these lies.
When President Trump stated that the media was the “enemy of the people”, he was not at all wrong for the following reason: the presstitutes are still in deep with the “American Deep State”, and will say anything which advances their agenda.