Sunday, November 27, 2005

Should Bush Give "Fireside Chats"?

From the Associated Press via Yahoo!News:
WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Sunday suggested that President Bush use an FDR-style presentation to update people on progress in the war in Iraq.

Sen. John Warner, R-Va., recalled that during World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt often went on the radio in "fireside chats" to explain to the nation in detail the conduct of the war in Europe and Asia.

The President should do this. Bush and the Republicans are ignoring the Homefront in the GWOT, and leaving the field to their enemies in the Press, who have steadfastly refused to report anything from Iraq that they don't perceive to serve their spiritual leaders in the Democratic party.

NBC is going on their third month of nightly Katrina coverage, and their updates on Iraq are virtually all about casualties. Mark Halperin is still carrying Dem water at ABC, and of course, who can forget the pack of weasels led by Dan Rather at CBS. Even though Dan is gone, revisionism is creeping in.

Even if, as seems likely, the MSM embargo Presidential progress reports, it will make the shameless media bias that much more obvious to the average viewer.