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Yes, time to update the suck-up files. Karl Rove gives Millbank an interview and, because he has no power now, Millbank is actually printing the truth

After snarking at some outrageous Rove rewrites, Milbank finally issues a sweeping statement


Every article about George W. Bush ever written by Dana Milbank was wrong. The Post regrets the error.

Oh, yeah, we do to. But it’s not like anyone died because of it. Oh, wait…

Here’s one re-write NY Post attempted at the time

(Bush kept reading “My Pet Goat” after being told of the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001, because he “wanted to project calm”). Pretty much everything gets corrected – the war in Iraq, Katrina, the Plame case (in which Obama sided with Karl)

But the most shocking correction to me – from the Old Bitch beer Millbank has to be this one

He describes at length how Clinton staffers “trashed” the White House, though investigators were “unable to conclude whether the 2001 transition was worse than previous ones.”

He actually offers a link to a pdf of the White House site (W’s white House) to prove this. Oh, Dana, Dana, Dana! Too bad you didn’t know about that when your paper – along with all the other papers were breathlessly reporting this story – along with AF-1 gate, presentsgate, pardongate! officegate and all the other screaming insults you hurled at Clinton after he left presidency with 68% approval rate. I bet in 20 years you work your way around those too. And then maybe even Whitewater ,  Vince Foster, Travelgate ,Troopergate and the rest you guys made up.

I wonder if this blanket correction also covers the extremely revealing Bush-Gore comparison he once made: Gore makes you feel like he’s better than you, although he isn’t while Bush doesn’t make you feel he is better than you, although he clearly is”

Or what about this masterpiece in butt kissing

In early evening, some 50 journalists and camera crews, along with a dozen aides and as many Secret Service agents, piled into a half-dozen white vans for the drive to the heavily fortified Bush ranch and its relatively modest limestone compound. (Reporters were not allowed in the main house but connived their way into the guest house by saying they needed to use the toilets.)

I needed a toilet after reading this too – in my own house. Here’s another helping if you can take it

A scrum of journalists followed the president from truck to chicken to cobbler. One tried, unsuccessfully, to pepper Bush with foreign policy questions. Another pleaded for more such private moments, moaning, “I miss you!” Still others wanted to know what the first lady thought of being called a “lump” by her husband. The answer? Off the record.

Yeah. Dana Millbank – the court jester of the Bushes. And now, Obamas.

I wonder what he’ll retract when Rahm goes away. or will he wait until the end of Obama’s term?

DC examiner has an interesting cover

if confused I offer the article’s headline

Bringing home six figures but struggling

Stars and Stripes tells us – again- of the Iraq election and how US is happy to stay out of it. Why do I have the feeling I’ve seen that headline all week long?
.In New York it’s kill the guv as usual. But Obama Times also reveals that while WaPo’s source is Rahm Emanuel, theirs is David Axelrod
It figures if you read from the article
something of a swooning loyalist. “I’ve heard him be called a ‘Moonie,’ ” dismissed Mr. Axelrod’s close friend, former Commerce Secretary William Daley. Or as the White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, joked, “the guy who walks in front of the president with rose petals.”
Yup. Pretty much how Obama Times coverge can be summed up.
The other tabloids are bringing us fresh gossip from the governor’s former employees (it’s safe now!)
Daily News
New York Post
I wonder if the publishers noticed that the papers with these kind of covers tend not to sell anymore. Or even care.

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