If you read the alternative news on the web, you will notice that there is a distinct trend as of late. The criticism of George Bush and his administration is increasing in volume, in frequency, and particularly in its sharpness. Not since Richard Nixon has the shrillness of the criticism been so harsh, and now because information is in such massive quantity and readily available, its exponentially more pervasive than in Nixon's time.
This clip is from CBS News. It is about a conservative Christian retired Marine Colonel. He lashes out at the Bush Administration with a visible rage. The clip lasts 4 minutes.
Conservative marine on Bush
Next is Bill Maher on Bush. Not unusual for Maher to criticize Bush, but all semblance of civility or holding back the punches is completely gone. This clip is also 4 minutes long.
Bill Maher on Bush
The fear of reprisal for criticizing Bush that was in the atmosphere in the years following the attacks on 9-11 is lifted. The country as a whole is learning how to be engaged in dissent and in expressing that dissent. The genie is out of the bottle.
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