At the top of the hour news summary Carl Kasell read the following concerning the war in Lebanon: "President Bush is pressing for a UN resolution linking a ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah to a broader plan for peace in the Middle East."
It is statements like this that drove me to write this blog. How can NPR expect its listeners to have an informed opinion when they broadcast this kind of Whitehouse propaganda as if it were fact? There is absolutely no evidence to support the statement. All evidence points to the contrary--that Bush is seeking and promoting more conflict and war in the Middle East (Iraq, Syria, Gaza, West Bank, and Iran for example). It really is sickening to hear NPR day after day reassert the completely unfounded and ridiculous claims of the Bush administration that their project in the Middle East is somehow about peace, freedom, and democracy.