Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Our Fearless Media

The US press ignores Obama's snub of the British Prime Minister.

It is like the reverse of the old days when the US press would report on the affairs of the British King wanting to marry an American divorce and the British people being in the dark because their papers were not allowed to report on it.  Of course, in this case, the censorship is entirely self-imposed. 

I think that it is part of a larger tendency in American foreign policy of ignoring friends and concentrating on fidelity to lofty principles and appeasing enemies.  The idea of maintaining friendships in international relations is at once somehow naive and disreputable to the American intellegentsia. It is a grave misjudgment in my opinion. 

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