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  • By the author of The Conservative Resurgence and the Press: The Media’s Role in the Rise of the Right and of Journalism at the End of the American Century, 1965-Present. A former journalist with a Ph.D. in journalism, history and political science, McPherson is a past president of the American Journalism Historians Association and a board member for the Northwest Alliance for Responsible Media.

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Posts Tagged ‘justification for war’

Warku #7

Posted by James McPherson on September 15, 2008

This is the seventh of a series related to Bush’s war, perhaps the most astoundingly stupid presidential event in American history. Also see Warku #1, #2, #3#4#5, and #6.

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Why attack Saddam?

Weapons of mass destruction

None there? We’ll be damned

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Warku #6

Posted by James McPherson on September 14, 2008

This is the sixth of a series related to Bush’s war, perhaps the most astoundingly stupid presidential event in American history. Also see Warku #1, #2, #3#4 and #5.

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Bray it long and loud

Bush’s war will protect us

From a mushroom cloud

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Warku #5

Posted by James McPherson on September 13, 2008

This is the fifth of a series related to Bush’s war, perhaps the most astoundingly stupid presidential event in American history. Also see Warku #1, #2, #3 and #4.

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Yes, we must attack

We can’t find bin Laden’s cave

So we’ll bomb Iraq

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Warku #4

Posted by James McPherson on September 12, 2008

This is the fourth of a series related to Bush’s war, perhaps the most astoundingly stupid presidential event in American history. Also see Warku #1#2 and #3

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They ripped out our heart

Nine-eleven is the call

We win at Wal-Mart

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Warku #3 (9/11 reminder)

Posted by James McPherson on September 11, 2008

This is the third of a series related to Bush’s war, perhaps the most astoundingly stupid presidential event in American history. Also see Warku #1 and #2.

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Three thousand were killed

We must avenge them all

Chickenhawks are thrilled

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Warku #2

Posted by James McPherson on September 10, 2008

This is the second of a series related to Bush’s war, perhaps the most astoundingly stupid presidential event in American history. Also see Warku #1.

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God’s soldiers attack

Saudi pilots slam towers

Time to hit Iraq

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