Thoughts on South African and international politics and culture

Friday, June 18, 2004

The NY Times reports that Rumsfeld admitted yesterday that he told jailers to keep a detainee in Iraq out of Red Cross view. He also is very quick to put the blame on to George Tenet, saying he had a written request from him to do so. Sounds a bit like a schoolyard fight where you blame the guy who's gone home...

Bush supporters are finding less and less dry ground to stand on, but the question is, is Middle America hearing these developments? The more liberal west and east coast media are very open with carrying these stories, but the media in traditional Republican Middle America is incredible controlling in the information they disseminate, and thus the information that these huge voting populations assimilate. Their control, along with the Rush Limbaugh Republican radio networks, may well be a large factor in the November elections.