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Friday, June 03, 2005
 
Finally:but don't hold your breath.

The Star Tribune appears to be the first US news outlet to actually print the Downing Street memo. Good for them. It's only taken a month, plus a lot of activist pressure to get the US media to give this a little attention. It almost seems that they are a little afraid of memos these days.

If the pattern runs true, once some major news organization has aired stories about it and things are threatening to heat up, the memo will suddenly become suspect. It will turn out to be a forgery and the news network that covered it will hang its head in shame and embarrassment, pledging to never cover anything critical of the Administration again.

Of course, the US and British governments have already had plenty of time to refute it, but that would defeat the purpose of sucker punching the media, wouldn't it? The fact that everything in the memo is true will be completely obscured by the breathless coverage of "Memogate Part III". As a result, the Administration will have inoculated itself from further media scrutiny of yet another crime.

I wonder how long the voting public will continue to buy this repeating story line?
 
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