Don’t even ask what he thought about maureen dowd

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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 04:49 am

Same as it ever was:

As American involvement in Vietnam deepened, President Lyndon Johnson railed against the “bunch of commies” running The New York Times and complained about the newspaper’s criticism of the war, according to taped phone conversations released Friday.

The Times was once quite influential. Jules Crittenden’s latest column also recalls Vietnam.

Posted by Tim B. on 11/19/2006 at 08:57 AM
    1. Great column, great sentiments and conclusions, Jules.

      I’d commend this WSJ column to anyone who needs reminding that the so-called foreign policy “realists” surrounding Bush 41 are not the brilliant fixers some people think they are. They never were.

      Posted by C.L. on 2006 11 19 at 09:33 AM • permalink


    1. The Times isn’t even good bird-cage-liner. The ink comes off on the birds’ little feet.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2006 11 19 at 09:55 AM • permalink


    1. o/t “Margarita Windisch, of the Melbourne Stop the War Coalition, held her handcuffed arms aloft as she called for the arrest of Paul Wolfowitz..”
      reports S.B.S….on the G20 riots.

      Posted by crash on 2006 11 19 at 10:53 AM • permalink


    1. #2, even worse, I’d think the bile would burn the birds’ little feet.

      I never thought well of George 41, and I always thought stopping Gulf I right in the middle was the stupidest thing any president had ever done.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 11 19 at 11:09 AM • permalink


    1. You can tell how far the ABC has gone with it’s reform of reporting standards and endemic spin. Just check who they are using for “expert comment”. Yesterday I heard a piece on Iraq and they used …. Maureen Dowd!

      Posted by blogstrop on 2006 11 19 at 04:22 PM • permalink


    1. Interesting poll at that top link (AOL News).

      “What is your opinion of the NYT?”
      53% mostly negative
      30% mostly positive
      17% neutral

      55, 854 voters.

      Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2006 11 19 at 09:15 PM • permalink


    1. I believe that Henry Kissinger was on Fox today indicating that the war is not winable.

      He is calling for negotiations with Iran and so forth.

      The capitulation brigade is on the march again.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2006 11 19 at 09:18 PM • permalink


    1. #7 – The capitulation brigade voted in the mid-term elections. When the Pallys voted for Hamas they demonstrated their unworthiness but at the same time their determination. When the USA voted for the Dems they sent a different message – we are weak. How that will play out remains to be seen, but it doesn’t look too hopeful.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2006 11 20 at 03:57 AM • permalink


    1. Texans never quite knew what to make of Lyndon Johnson.  “Cowboy socialist” was about the best we could figure.

      In retrospect, it appears he merely wanted to play God, as the first Earth-bound ruler to wave poverty away with a sweep of his enormous government hand.  And, like most tragic figures, he ended up causing more misery than he ever hoped to cure.

      Posted by Rittenhouse on 2006 11 20 at 08:04 AM • permalink


    1. #9 Well he WAS married to a Ladybird…

      Posted by crash on 2006 11 20 at 10:11 AM • permalink


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