For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Should Republicans stop complaining and learn to control the media better?
How much different might Bush’s final years in office have been if he had pushed back against the press’s practically immoral “there’s no problem with Social Security” campaign, and if he had aggressively challenged the disingenuous attacks concerning the White House’s “poor response” to Hurricane Katrina? Maybe the Republicans would have fared much better during 2006’s midterm elections if Bush & Co. had fought the media tooth and nail every time they misrepresented his policies or blamed him for events totally out of his control. And maybe if the White House had challenged the baseless accusations last fall that it was responsible for the collapse of the financial services industry John McCain and Sarah Palin might have been able to defeat Obama-Biden in November.
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