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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

That Letter to Bush

If you haven't read the letter from Iran's president, Ahmadinejad, you can do so here. The letter is basically a third world screed against America. The letter has the typical stuff. It blasts Bush for the war on terror, it claims Bush is being non-Christian, etc... However it also contains this nugget:

Liberalism and Western-style democracy have not been able to help realize
the ideals of humanity. Today these two concepts have failed. Those with insight can already hear the sounds of the shattering and fall of the ideology and thoughts of the liberal democratic systems

We should expect that this paragraph would be widely reported. After all it is direct proof that Iran despises the west (not just America).

Strangely, however, as I watch NBC news tonight, they reviewed the letter almost as if they agreed with the points made by Iran. They cited the Christian references and the war. But, no where was there a reference to the above paragraph. They also commented on how Bush had just dismissed the letter out of hand, implying that Bush was just pissing away a legitimate olive branch. However, there is no such thing as a legitimate olive branch if it comes with the above paragraph. Moreover, the letter also contains the typical anti-Israel stuff... NBC fails to cite that as well.

The media has gone over the deep end. The next thing you know the MSM will be defending the enemy over fashion criticisms... (wait that story has already been done) It is all quite funny.... but not really that funny. The media this decade can be summed up by one simple phrase:

"Fake but Accurate"

UPDATE: Powerline comments on the AP story on the same subject. I searched this AP story, and no where in the story is the comment on liberal democracy quoted. However, the story made this comment:

Though the United States didn't get what it wanted from the letter, some Iranians worried that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's dismissal of it was too abrupt and warned she may have missed an opportunity to ease the strain between the longtime enemies.

Can you believe this stuff. How outrageous.

UPDATE 2: The Wall Street Journal goes into more detail here.