Okay, so Osama bin Laden released a tape the other day, no? This is uncomfortable news for Bush supporters particularly because it highlights the fact that we're, um, more than four years out from September 11, and this guy is still out there, alive, and threatening the U.S.
So, what does the mainstream media do? Avert the issue!
This is not about our failure to catch bin Laden, not about the continual threat that he and his organization pose the world. No, this story is about how, clearly, bin Laden is in league with... wait for it... Democrats!
Not just Chris Matthews, but many others have compared bin Laden to Michael Moore and other Dems.
From the Dauo Report:
Voila! Suddenly the story is not about the failure of this administration to deal with a powerful threat to our national security. Media Magic!
"Bin Laden sounds like Clint Eastwood" -- "Bin Laden sounds like Ron Silver" -- "Bin Laden sounds like Rush Limbaugh" -- "Bin Laden sounds like Bill O'Reilly"-- "Bin Laden sounds like Mel Gibson" -- "Bin Laden sounds like Bruce Willis" -- "Bin Laden sounds like Michelle Malkin"... Imagine the outrage on the right and in the press (but I repeat myself) if a major media figure spat out those words. Well, on Hardball, Chris Matthews just blurted out that Bin Laden sounds like Michael Moore. Simple: Matthews should apologize. On the air. This has NOTHING to do with Michael Moore and everything to do with how far media figures can go slandering the left.