AUTHOR: Slublog DATE: 9/13/2004 07:37:00 PM ----- BODY: @#$%#@!!! - That about sums up my attitude toward major media at the moment. CNN interviews Yoshi Tsurumi, one of George W. Bush's former professors, who says Bush admitted to receiving special treatment that kept him out of the Vietnam War. In addition, Tsurumi says some pretty harsh things about the president:
Lazy. He didn't come to my class prepared. He did very badly. Somehow I found him totally devoid of compassion, social responsibility, and good study discipline. What I remember most about him was all the kind of flippant statements that he made inside of classroom as well as outside.
CNN gets him to concede that he's no fan of Bush's politics. Great. But perhaps it would be helpful to evaluate the good professor's comments knowing this:
TSURUMI, YOSHI 1992 $200 Clinton, Bill TSURUMI, YOSHI 1992 $250 Democratic National Cmte TSURUMI, YOSHI 1992 $250 Democratic National Cmte TSURUMI, YOSHI 1992 $200 Democratic National Cmte TSURUMI, YOSHI 1992 $200 Clinton, Bill TSURUMI, YOSHI 1992 $200 Clinton, Bill TSURUMI, YOSHI MS 1992 $200 Democratic National Cmte TSURUMI, YOSHI 2004 $450 John Kerry TSURUMI, YOSHI 2004 $350 John Kerry TSURUMI, YOSHI 2004 $400 Democratic National Committee TSURUMI, YOSHI 2004 $75 Democratic National Committee
There are more, but I think you get the point. This isn't exactly a disinterested observer. None of this is relevant to CNN? This shows just how desperate the media is getting to help Kerry. This professor expects us to take him at his word when he is so obviously partisan. Does Professor Tsurumi actually think we might not question his motives for coming out now, considering his ideological biases? Just how stupid does he think we are. Having worked among academics, let me just say the above is a rhetorical question. You don't want to know what academics think of the rest of us. --------