Fearful Asymmetry

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Dan Rather, CBS News Anchor

1. given documents he thought were true
2. failed to thoroughly investigate the facts
3. reported documents to the American people as true to make his case
4. when confronted with the facts, apologized and launched an investigation
5. number of Americans dead: 0
6. should be fired as CBS News Anchor

George W. Bush, President of the United States

1. given documents he thought were true
2. failed to thoroughly investigate the facts
3. reported documents to the American people as true to make his case
4. when confronted with the facts, continued to report untruth and stonewalled an investigation
5. number of Americans dead: 1100
6. should be given four more years as President of the United States

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2 Responses to Fearful Asymmetry

  1. apav says:

    One difference that I’ve not seen anyone stress yet is that CBS made their evidence available for scrutiny (at least they posted reproductions of the documents). This administration tries to hide everything.

  2. Chris says:

    One thing you forgot to put on the list, too: How much money did the Rather indiscretion cost CBS, and how much did Bush’s “indiscretion” in Iraq cost the US taxpayer?

    But we can’t have no liberals because, why, then men would be marryin menfolk and Hollywood would be taking over (as quoted, with some elaboration by yours truly, from a Republican flyer distributed in W Va). Or, put differently, the factor we don’t take into account is that there are lots of folks who think that even an ape in a suit is acceptable for president so long as he is in the GOP.

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