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.
The CNN video clip