It's rare that we praise the Washington Post of late, but reporter Glenn Kessler probably ought to start looking for another job if he plans to continue writing stories like he did today. Kessler obviously didn't get the memo that the new Washington Post, epitomized by new-hire John Solomon, frowns on real journalism (and real journalists) - all the more when the target of the truth is George Bush.
In a piece entitled "President's Portrayal of 'The Enemy' Often Flawed," Kessler, in excruciating detail, listed the number of lies Bush told the American people last night. It isn't pretty.
In his State of the Union address last night, President Bush presented an arguably misleading and often flawed description of "the enemy" that the United States faces overseas, lumping together disparate groups with opposing ideologies to suggest that they have a single-minded focus in attacking the United States.The article goes on to list lie after lie after lie. (Though in all fairness to Bush, in order to "lie" you have to be aware of the truth.)
In an age when far too many reporters can't be bothered to assess the validity of a claim from a politician, let alone to put the statements in the any broader historical context (i.e., comparing them to what the same politician said only last week), Kessler is clearly an anomaly. Poor guy, we're gonna miss him.