Friday, October 06, 2006

Blame The Messenger 

Here's an interesting case of "blame the messenger." It's as if ABC News was wrong to report that a Congressman was engaged in risque conversation with a page.

Unfortunately, "blame the messenger" is such an old tactic in publicity spin that most people see through it. That appears to be what is happening here. Mr. Hastert is frustrated, no doubt, because he believes he acted quickly when the facts were exposed. The criticism is that he didn't act quickly enough before the media got onto the story, but then, the question is how much he really knew. That's where Democrats, as Mr. Hastert has correctly stated, are having a field day. Ah yes, the Washington follies continue with each side spinning madly and truth beside the point.


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