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Backstabbing Coward Releases ABC Exec's Private Message Blasting Bush

Reported by Marie Therese - March 24, 2006

News Hounds Editorial

In what has to be one of the nastiest moves in a long time, an unnamed "colleague" of ABC's John Green gave Matt Drudge a copy of a September 30, 2004 PRIVATE blackberry message in which Green made derogatory comments about Bush. Green is an executive producer (not a reporter) and the show he works for is the weekend edition of Good Morning America, a high quality version of the dismal FOX & Friends, whose three hosts were all over this story this morning.

The White House and its bought-and-paid-for shills - FOX News, Clear Channel, Sinclair, etc. - have spent five years painting hard-hitting investigative journalists as tools of the radical left-wing. And to a large extent, their slash-and-burn tactics have succeeded in sidelining the media. We progressives have watched in horror as truly great news organizations have altered their programming and shelved negative stories in order to prove to the White House that they are not lackeys of George Soros, Peter Lewis and MoveOn.org.

Maybe this latest maneuver will energize once-proud journalists to go out and dig, dig, dig until they uncover the truth. However, it's not looking good. Rather than tell Matt Drudge and the Bush White House to "stuff it," John Green has fallen on his sword and apologized - simply for being an American with a negative opinion of Bush expressed in what he had every reason to believe was a private communciation with someone he thought he could trust.

That trust was clearly misplaced since the recipient turned out to be a coward who has refused to release his or her name to the public.

But what else can we expect? The Republicans in general and this White House in particular have perfected the politics of slime and sleaze.

Some on the right are already deserting the S. S. Bush. This morning I heard statements made by MSNBC's Chris Matthews in which he lashed out at the administration and the lies and misdirections that led up to the Iraq War. Unfortunately for Mr. Matthews and others like him, it's too little too late.

Once you lay down with devil, it's hard to rise with the angels!

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