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Rove Blasts Journalists

Oh, this is going to get fun. Via AP:

Presidential adviser Karl Rove said Saturday that journalists often criticize political professionals because they want to draw attention away from the "corrosive role" their own coverage plays in politics and government.

"Some decry the professional role of politics, they would like to see it disappear," Rove told graduating students at the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management. "Some argue political professionals are ruining American politics -- trapping candidates in daily competition for the news cycle instead of long-term strategic thinking in the best interest of the country."

But Rove turned that criticism on journalists.

"It's odd to me that most of these critics are journalists and columnists," he said. "Perhaps they don't like sharing the field of play. Perhaps they want to draw attention away from the corrosive role their coverage has played focusing attention on process and not substance.


Comments (10)

True... (Below threshold)
914:

True

PWNED.If only Rove... (Below threshold)
Robb H:

PWNED.

If only Rove were a military man... ooooh... I'm getting chills.

One point rings especially ... (Below threshold)
Jumpinjoe:

One point rings especially true and that is the fact that the true lefties and their cohorts in the media have never offered up any long-term strategic thinking.

To this day, almost five years after 9-11 I still have no idea what the Democrats would have done differently. Zip, zero, nada plans or input. Just criticism and promises of the “big plan unveiling” once they are returned to power.

But I think that big plan is nothing more than sitting on a hilltop rubbing crystals to send positive vibes, like a moonbat in flight to the Middle East.

But unbeknownst to the lefties, those turbans and burkas are actually woven with metal flake that deflects powerful rounds of kumbya mind rays.

Plan “B”……RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I think that Rove's comment... (Below threshold)
Jim:

I think that Rove's comments about the American Electorate were also right on the money:

"There are some in politics who hold that voters are dumb, ill informed and easily misled, that voters can be manipulated by a clever ad or a smart line," said Rove, who is credited with President Bush's victories in the 2000 and 2004 elections. "I've seen this cynicism over the years from political professionals and journalists. American people are not policy wonks, but they have great instincts and try to do the right thing."

Rove said it is "wrong to underestimate the intelligence of the American voter, but easy to overestimate their interest. Much tugs at their attention."

As I said here, this is, "Not only good advice for graduate students of political management (or even journalists), but for bloggers too."

"Perhaps they don't like sh... (Below threshold)

"Perhaps they don't like sharing the field of play. Perhaps they want to draw attention away from the corrosive role their coverage has played focusing attention on process and not substance."

D'oh! We've been caught again

Curse you, Karl Rove

Ah yes, once again blame th... (Below threshold)
Hugh:

Ah yes, once again blame the messangers. You duped dopes on the right would buy a used car with no engine and a rusted body from Herr Rove of the Propaganda Ministry. That's right the failed policies of this inept and corrupt administration are....let me guess....oh yes the fault of the evil media. I'm sure you're a proud dope...errr....dupe, Jumpinjoe.

I bet Rove is "hugh" appear... (Below threshold)
jhow66:

I bet Rove is "hugh" appearing to be a troll.

"Herr Rove of the Propagand... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

"Herr Rove of the Propaganda Ministry"!

Wow, a Nazi reference about the Republicans! How original.

Who says the Left is devoid of new ideas?

Keep it up, though. I'm sure it'll be a winning strategy one of these times.

You duped dopes o... (Below threshold)
Jumpinjoe:
You duped dopes on the right would buy a used car with no engine and a rusted body from Herr Rove of the Propaganda Ministry.

Now this is funny coming from someone whose political party told us for eight straight years that Iraq had WMD and was a threat from that WMD.

Then when President Bush says the same thing, you have to pretend your leaders never said such things so you can call Bush a lair.

That’s not just being a dupe; it’s plain right borderline retarded.

Good luck selling that load of crap here.

Hey, as long as you keep mo... (Below threshold)
Jon:

Hey, as long as you keep moving the goalposts so that chemical weapons are no longer WMD, I'm sure you'll be fine. Though I'm not sure that the Kurds on the other end of the mustard gas would agree.




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