Say one thing, do another


Geraldine Sealey
March 6, 2004 12:36AM (UTC)

The Daily Mislead today looks at the hypocrisy of Bush-Cheney '04's use of 9/11 footage in campaign ads while "extending and expanding a controversial policy that banned reporters from photographing flag-draped caskets of soldiers killed in combat ..."

"The hypocrisy of preventing Americans from receiving a 'reminder of the toll of war' at the very same time the president exploits an image of a dead body for his own political gain has caused an outrage among victims' families," The Daily Mislead says. "Chris Burke, whose brother Tom died in the attacks, said, 'Using my dead friends and my dead brother for political expediency is dead wrong. It's wrong, it's bad taste and an insult to the 3,000 people who died on Sept. 11.'"

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Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.

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