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Monday, April 14, 2008

MSM Asks Historians To Predict History

U.S. News and World Report has the following report on-line:

The First Draft of History Looks a Bit Rough on Bush
By Kenneth T. Walsh
Posted April 11, 2008

President Bush often argues that history will vindicate him. So he can't be pleased with an informal survey of 109 professional historians conducted by the History News Network. It found that 98 percent of them believe that Bush's presidency has been a failure, while only about 2 percent see it as a success. Not only that, more than 61 percent of the historians say the current presidency is the worst in American history...Among the reasons given for his low ratings: invading Iraq [and] "tax breaks for the rich."

Historians think the Bush presidency the "worst in history?" Do they think that Carter's ineptness, particularly in regards to the Iran hostage crisis, historically will be viewed as the lost last chance we had to stem the rise of Islamic fascism that now threatens the peace of the world? And "tax cuts for the rich?" Clearly these "historians" have a grasp of economics second only to their understanding of history. If taxes are cut, who do they think will get the best break? Those who pay little or no taxes?

We can safely disregard such surveys and the responses as politically motivated and another example of the "objectivity" of the MSM.


Bob Ellis said...

The MSM will work desperately to try and make their hoped-for "history" actually get written that way. I don't think it'll work any better than it did when they tried to historically smear Reagan.

Bush's time in the White House has been far from perfect, but a record of no domestic terrorist attacks speaks loudly in his favor--and is a far, far better record than that of his predecessor.

Speaking of whom, Clinton would have had a LOUSY historical record, had he not had the Republicans to save him from his own liberal economic agenda, and the dot.com boom to boost the economy during the 90s. Clinton is arguably the most immoral president in American history.

And Jimmy Carter's record of economic catastrophe (inflation, unemployment, interest rates, etc.) along with our national political and military emasculation during his administration, leaves Carter as the strongest contender for the most incompetent president of all time.

In the "bad president" category, Bush can't hold a candle to either of these losers.

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