George Bush Is Just So Anti-Social

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n our effort to search for articles today in the world of political propaganda, we found the following the most amusing.  It is so obviously contrived by CNN that it screams foul.  CNN is shameless in exploiting the President, America and Obama to endear themselves to their liberal audience.

We get it, people in the media don’t like Bush, but this is shameless propaganda exploited first by CNN and later by an opportunistic Huffington Post.

It is so obviously contrived, and yet somehow, the video, when posted on the Huff, got hundreds of DIGGs.  Why?  Because it is popular to bash the President, even if it is a construed lie or an obvious distortion of fact by taking a strip of video out of context.

CNN clips out this small segment to take a cheap shot at the President, pointing out that he is not shaking hands with the other leaders behind him.  The talking head exclaims that everyone is shaking hands but President Bush.

Now, of course, anyone that watches the video would realize, only three men other than Bush are in the frame.  The guy directly in front of Bush is the Energizer bunny of handshakes.  The man two positions behind Bush shakes one man’s hand.  That is all you can see.

There may be any number of reasons he is not shaking their hands in this video.  Bush could have already greeted them earlier in the meeting.  The people behind him may not be allies of the US, but they may be allies of the man in front of Bush.  There may be any number of reasons he is not shaking their hands.

The attempt here by CNN, by clipping this segment out of context, is to convey a hatred of Bush or at least a lack of respect for America and Bush by the world community.  The question is, do you honestly believe a propaganda outlet like CNN?

CNN constructs a lie, the HuffingtonPost posts it as fact, and it gets nearly 200 DIGGs.

It clearly demonstrates the power of propaganda in the world of politics.

World Leaders at the G20 Summit, November 2008
PM Gordon Brown SHAKES HANDS with Pres. George Bush in the same event.

The CNN video clip

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10 Responses to "George Bush Is Just So Anti-Social"

  1. TJN   November 21, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Some things speak for themselves and you can’t explain away the obvious social dynamic in that video. Your attempt to apologize for Bush’s actions says more about you then the reaction to the video says about others.

  2. John the Librarian   November 21, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Interesting observation, but are you really suggesting that CNN is a propaganda machine? Yes their comments may be without direct evidence, but it is well documented that the world sees Bush as a bully. When Sarkozy warns Putin not to be as big of a bully as Bush, don’t you think his anti-social status may be called into question?

    If I were to be given that video and asked to comment on it without knowing the people involved, I would have thought Bush was the odd man out.

  3. enviousman   November 21, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    LOL. You guys are kidding right. Of course CNN is a Propaganda machine. Don’t you liberals always say Fox is? CNN is worse!

    TJN: You saw exactly what they wanted you to see, which was a lie, or at the very least, did not give you any objective context, which implies it was a lie.

  4. Dirty Sanchez   November 22, 2008 at 2:07 am

    I just love his journalistic methodology. He *googled* Bush and bully together! Hahaha! You see, so it’s not just his word.
    And I just googled Rick Sanchez and idiot together. 80,700 results. Not bad, considering he’s not nearly as recongizable as W.
    Rick Sanchez and imbecile 80,800
    Rick Sanchez and moron 52,200

    Oh wait…. Rick Sanchez and dirty … a whopping 264,000!

  5. theliepolitic   November 22, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    @Dirty Sanchez

    We think your comment quite clever, but we are disappointed you gave us a false email address. Honestly, it is safe to give us your email address and we will NEVER provide it to anyone. We promise. And it does not get published in any way on our website.

    Thank you for your comments, we appreciate them. Tell us honestly what you think. We will publish it!! We publish both sides equally, so long as they are not insulting, sexist or racist.

  6. Ella   November 22, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Nah it’s not CNN as a whole all the time (see Lou Dobbs.) In watching Sanchez a few days while I was sick last week, after a smattering of ridiculousness in the last months, I decided the man is a complete and total moron. (And I’m a progressive Democrat, but I believe this lie and similar ones only hurt our case.) Apparently CNN has money to create hologram technology that is grainy and silly, but not to hire the 15 fact-checkers necessary to allow Sanchez anywhere near anything called “News.” The man is an idiot, and HuffPo should have done their own fact checking. Anyone who saw that meeting had already seen Bush walk out in all the pomp and circumstance to greet each member individually before that shot was taken.

  7. Ella   November 22, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    @Dirty Sanchez – That is hilarious! Especially since I can’t seem to comment on him without using at least one or two of your Googled words.

    Meanwhile, I do believe that Bush has proved bully-like behavior, but still — fake news should best be left to those that do it best – the comedians.

  8. Anonymous   November 23, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    ahahaha oh wow.
    Everyone is shaking hand.
    I hate Bush but this is truly painful to watch.

  9. theliberalpress   November 26, 2008 at 9:08 am

    The liberal press finally got what they wanted. A President everyone loves to hate, which makes their jobs (if you call them jobs) easy.

    All they have to do is find stupid stuff like this, take it out of context and try to make any Republican look stupid.

    Last I checked, only 43 men, about to be 44 have ever been President. Bush got elected to two terms. More than any of the morons that responded to this article ever accomplished or ever will.

    Gave you a DIGG!!

  10. jake   November 29, 2008 at 9:09 am

    The fact that this can even be up for arguement is completely outlandish. I don’t care what social event i have ever been to; school, bar, church or anyone elseat that, but when people start staring at the floor in silence it’s never a good sign. Learn some translations thru body language and get with it you pro-Bushers. Oh, and now the media is just out to exploit/discriminate the President? That’s quite funny, not too long ago it was used as such a powerful convincing tool for him. Make up your friggin’ minds. The glass can be half fool or half empty, but don’t start flipping it back and forth for whichever is in your favor, it’s just bad taste and cheap.


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