Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Playing Telephone

Were you really hacked by a porn site? Several people have asked me this morning.

Or a Christian extremist site?

I wish. That would have been fun. Truth is far more dull- no hacking, no Christians, no free porn. Sorry.

Reminds me of the game ‘telephone’ the kids love to play at the dinner table when we have company over. Get twelve, fourteen people sitting in a circle passing a single phrase whispered from one ear to the next- the results are often hilarious.

Of course, Ben likes to change it on purpose.

That’s cheating! I claim.

No it’s not… it’s what I think I heard… he responds coyly.

The boy is going to be an attorney some day. Or a politician.

In fact, he has a point. It happens all the time in the media. Fox media is the best at reporting kind of truths, not really sure but gosh it sounds sensational reporting.

Like all the reporting done around the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Honestly, there was this guy, and he said he heard from this other guy…

Throw in a couple unfamiliar- at least to the American people- photos of trucks rumbling through the desert in a line and- poof- we’re at war.

For the first time since Bush stole the election from Al Gore in 2000, I believe serious accountability is a possibility. The American people are too familiar with the images of trucks rumbling through the desert. Day after day, the same excuses and lies are paraded out in newspapers, on television...

Be patient. This will take time. We know what we're doing.

I, for one, am tired of the Republicans playing telephone and changing the message on purpose.

It is cheating when a child does it.

It is criminal when our elected leaders do it.


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