It looks like we can thank Donald Trump for today being the corporate media's trot out the Bush war criminals day. Fox's Bret Baier brought on the former Vice President to weigh in on the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, but first he asked him about GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and his dust up with Jeb! during Saturday night's debate.
It looks like they all got the same talking point from Frank Luntz on this one. We had Nooners and a GOP hack on CNN both saying that Trump sounded like Code Pink, and I heard at least one pundit on Fox say use the exact same line, and this evening Jeb! compared him to Michael Moore.
Cheney didn't make any specific references, but instead just said he sounded like a "liberal Democrat," as though liberals were or are the only ones who believe that the Bush administration lied us into invading a country that was not a threat to us.
Jeb Bush and his allies in the media are looking more desperate by the day, trotting out all of these former Bushies and W himself to try to help him salvage what's left of his campaign.
The media continues to be as complicit as ever in helping the Bush administration peddle their lies about Iraq. I don't have any use for Trump, but I'm glad to see him taking the Bushes to task on this matter and watching the talking heads on television squirm trying to figure out how to deal with him.
Here's more from Fox's blog: Cheney: Trump 'Way Off Base' With 9/11 Claims, Doesn't Know the Facts:
Dick Cheney said on "Special Report" tonight that Donald Trump sounded "like a liberal Democrat" during Saturday's GOP debate when he appeared to blame President George W. Bush for 9/11.
“I lost hundreds of friends. The World Trade Center came down during the reign of George Bush,” said Trump, as the audience broke out into loud boos. “He kept us safe? That’s not safe.”
Cheney said that Trump is wrong and the Republican presidential front-runner is trying to advance his political interests↓ Story continues below ↓
The former vice president said that Trump is "way off base" and clearly hasn't spent any time learning the facts of that period.
Cheney said that if you're looking to place the blame for 9/11, you need to look at the intelligence failures of the previous administration.
"It's a disappointment, frankly, that he's acting that way," Cheney said. "I think it's misleading for him to campaign on that basis."