THE MEDIA AND THE LOYAL BUSHIES…. I’m beginning to think the surest course to a job at a major media outlet is service in the Bush/Cheney White House.
If you’ve enjoyed the relentless anti-Biden snark from former Laura Bush press secretary and current Los Angeles Times blogger Andrew Malcolm, you’re in luck. Malcolm was recently joined at the Times’ “Top of the Ticket” blog by former Bush White House spokesman Jimmy Orr. And right off the bat, Orr referred to “Joe Effing Biden” and called Biden “the crazy uncle of the White House” and “Uncle Fester with hair (kinda).”
Orr has also adopted Malcolm’s sneering tone towards President Obama, dismissively referring to him as “the ex-state senator.”
There’s a remarkable revolving door between the mainstream media and the staff of the Bush White House, and it just keeps spinning.
It’s been tough to keep up with all of them, but the list is getting pretty long. In addition to Orr and Malcolm on the Los Angeles Times‘ “Top of the Ticket” site, we also have Dana Perino (Fox News), Michael Gerson (Washington Post), Marc Thiessen (Washington Post), Mary Matalin (CNN), Sara Taylor (MSNBC), Tony Snow (CNN), Frances Fragos Townsend (CNN), Nicole Wallace (CBS News), Dan Bartlett (CBS News), Jeff Ballabon (CBS News), Tony Fratto (CNBC), Juan Carlos Zarate (CBS News), and of course Karl Rove (Fox News, Newsweek, and the Wall Street Journal).
NBC News even hired one of the former president’s daughters, despite her not having any background in journalism.
Remember, conservatives are convinced that major news outlets were not only deliberately unfair to the Bush administration, but also hate conservatives. The media outlets presumably, then, keep hiring leading Bush administration officials as part of an elaborate ruse to throw us off their liberal trail.