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    Mission 'screw the troops' accomplished..., 2003-06-30 13:11:41 | Main | maybe something good..., 2003-07-01 17:59:50

    ABC hits the History Eraser Button:

    what does the history eraser button do? Maybe something bad... maybe something good. How long can trusty Cadet Koppel hold out? A day, maybe two. Can he resist the temptation to push the button that, even now, beckons him even closer? I know the answer you're looking for, but I would not say that the future is necessarily less predictable than the past, I think the past was not predictable when it started. Will he succumb to the maddening urge to eradicate history, at the mere push of a single button? I shouldn't say I think so, but that's what I think. Will his tortured mind give in to its uncontrollable desires?

    The beautiful SHINY button.

    The jolly CANDY-like button.

    You bet.

    Here's a permanent, local copy of Nightline's interview with resigned Bush counter-terrorism advisor Rand Beers, the transcript wasn't offered at ABC's website, for some odd reason. Rand Beers was a loyal servant of the administration, perjured himself for it, and then resigned five days before Operation Iraqi Freedom, knowing well enough as everybody else in the administration - minus Bush, who apparently can plead mental retardation - that the operation was a detriment to American national security.

    Presumably the interview gave ABC's subservient ass-kissing producers the jitters when Beers was critical of the Bush administration, or they think it's such hot stuff that they can profit off it by keeping it away from the public and not listing the existence of the program on their site. Lordy, if they did publish the thing like they publish the rest of their administration-coddling drek they might run the risk of losing the high privelidge of being lied to by legions of tax-funded public relations officials, and then they wouldn't be able to repeat the bullshitting sumofabitches over public airwaves, which would ring the death knell for their lucrative business in playing megaphone for government propaganda. Both CBS and NBC covet ABC's ice-cream bar, so they had to do it: it's a be played or let someone else be played world out there.

:: posted by buermann @ 2003-06-30 13:41:02 CST | link

    go ahead, express that vague notion

    your turing test:

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