Three found this week alone!
By Brad Friedman on 7/9/2004, 5:16pm PT  

Catching up on so much I missed while enjoying my self-imposed media blackout over the past week.

While further delaying my return to battle this morning during a slow drive to the local Starbucks and listening to Rush, it occured to me how ironically hypocritical was the fact that those who continue to bash Fahrenheit 9/11 continue to be the ones who still haven't bothered to see it even two weeks after it's opened.

Folks like Rush and so many other Rightwing Sychophantic Jackasses in the Blogosphere remain "proud" of the fact they are clever enough to have no clue what the movie actually says even while they are all too happy to continue their foolishly fruitless and hollow efforts to discredit it. (To date, I've not heard a single discredited fact from F9/11 --- if you have one, please enlighten me.)

Then there is the Silent Minority of intellectually honest Republicans and/or Conservatives that we do our best to highlight here on The BRAD BLOG. As if to show that there is still hope for America.

Bush and Iraq War supporter, Ruben Navarrette of the Dallas Morning-News takes a sensible turn as he shames the many Blind Bush Supporters for their "pride" in remaining ignorant.
Kudos also go to Conservative (real Conservative, not Fake Conservative) Blogger and occassional BRAD BLOG commentor, Teddy for courageously putting Country and Principle over Petty Partisanship as he details on his 'Bull Moose Forum' why Team Bush is neither Conservative nor deserving of re-selection this November.
Finally there's this deliciously uncomfortable radio interview by John Cobelt of The John and Ken Show with one-time House Impeachment Manager turned Under-Secretary for Homeland Security, Asa Hutchinson. Cobelt, a staunch Republican, holds Hutchinson's hypocritical "Rule of Law" feet hard to the fire for putting a halt to the round-up of illegal immigrants that had been occuring rather effectively here in Southern California until Hutchinson, at the bequest of Bush's friends in the Mexican government, put the kibosh on it. At least until the US elections are over. A great interview, worth the listen! (Incidentally, the White House is so pissed about it all, that they've demanded Hutchinson's Email Address and phone number --- asa.hutchinson@dhs.gov and 202-282-8355, respectively --- be immediately removed from the J & K website.)

Navarrette is on the opposite side of the political fence, but he refreshingly alludes to the hypocrisy of blind rightwing partisanship. Teddy is also across the aisle (though not on everything), but calls it like it is for the good of his now former party (the GOP) and his country. And Cobelt's interview demonstrates that there are still some in the Media with the ability to hold our Government Officials (Elected, Selected or Appointed) accountable for their actions. That's precisely what members of the Media should be doing whether I agree with them politically or not.

(Speaking of which, if you need further proof of that last thought on the Mainstream Media's pathetic failure to do their job, just ask some of the estimated 10,000 victims --- in 2003 alone --- of genocide, torture, massacre and rape in the Sudan. I realize that the United States of America has killed more innocent civilians in Iraq over that same period, but none the less, I'm still waiting for the outrage from all the Bush Brown-Nosers turned "Indignant Humanitarians". What about those "mass graves" in Sudan? The ones that were actually dug and filled on Bush's watch? Oh, well. At least we removed toothless tiger Saddam at the cost of only 1,000+ US deaths, 24,600+ US military medical evacuations and 17,300+ Iraqi civilian causalities. And still counting.)