Carol Platt Liebau: Not Even Cold

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Not Even Cold

He couldn't even wait for President Ford to be buried. Bob Woodward breathlessly informs us that President Ford was opposed to war in Iraq -- and, conveniently, didn't want that opinion to be released until he was dead. Congratulations, Woodward -- you waited a full 36 hours before releasing the information.

Interesting that we are constantly informed by the MSM that our country is "divided" -- but then, on one of the few occasions when people of all politial stripes should be able to put their differences aside out of respect for the deceased, someone like Woodward lobs a figurative grenade into the crowd of mourners.

It's unfortunate, of course, because it turns President Ford's death into another political fight, rather than allowing it to be about his life and legacy. It's unfortunate because it requires those who disagree with Ford to criticize the former President when they'd rather simply praise and remember him for his virtues.

Ann Coulter has pointed out the left's penchant for exploiting the families of 9/11 or military dead to serve as spokesmen, because it's more difficult to disagree with them without coming off as cold and heartless. Now, it seems, the MSm is doing the same thing with dead Presidents.

3 Comments:

Blogger R Platt said...

Woodward is a pathetic egomaniac that only acts in his own best interests. We can only hope that soon he will ride off into the sunset, never again to be heard from or seen.

5:21 AM  
Blogger David said...

The people Woodward caters to have a history of this sort of behavior. The Wellstone memorial comes to mind. They turned a serious venue for remembrance into a cheap and tawdry campaign commercial.

Coulter is correct. The left wing of the democratic party would pimp anyone's death or incapacitation for cheap political gain. They would then question the sensitivities of anyone who dared disagree with their motives.

There is no free speech to these people, Woodward in this case, if one has the temerity to disagree with them. Columbia University is the latest to condone the preemption of free speech in our society; Columbia vs Jim Gilchrist of the Minutemen.

There is nothing sacred to Woodward, et al, except their perceived correct personal opinion.

5:28 AM  
Blogger One Salient Oversight said...

What's the problem? The fact that Ford opposed the war or that it was reported in the media?

3:50 AM  

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