Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Flashback 9/11/2001: Carville Wanted Bush to Fail; Press Ignored Statement

What Media Bias?

The press never reported that Democratic strategist James Carville said he wanted President Bush to fail before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. But a feeding frenzy ensued when radio host Rush Limbaugh recently said he wanted President Obama to fail.

Fox News reports:

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, just minutes before learning of the terrorist attacks on America, Democratic strategist James Carville was hoping for President Bush to fail, telling a group of Washington reporters: "I certainly hope he doesn't succeed."

Carville was joined by Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg, who seemed encouraged by a survey he had just completed that revealed public misgivings about the newly minted president.

"We rush into these focus groups with these doubts that people have about him, and I'm wanting them to turn against him," Greenberg admitted.

The pollster added with a chuckle of disbelief: "They don't want him to
fail. I mean, they think it matters if the president of the United States

Minutes later, as news of the terrorist attacks reached the hotel conference room where the Democrats were having breakfast with the reporters, Carville announced: "Disregard everything we just said! This changes everything!"

But hey! God forbid Rush Limbaugh or anyone else question Dear Leader!

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1 comment:

  1. Great post! This is disgusting that he was saying this before the 911 attacks were happening and then he "changes his mind" after the attacks started. That is the utmost hypocrisy.