Monday, August 22, 2005

Bait and Switch

CNN had an interestingly deceptive advertising campaign for last night's "Inside An Intelligence Meltdown," right down to its title. It was billed as another "CIA fucked up story," when it was in fact a radical narrative about the runup to the war. By radical, of course, I just mean "at odds with the standard beltway convention wisdom" which one has after receiving the obligatory cranial-rectal inversion surgery. That narrative is "poor Bush misled by an evil CIA intent on going to war," despite the fact that before the war the narrative was "stupid CIA is trying to stop Bush from going to war."

Anyway, the show is pretty good. Some highlights throughout the day.