The Bush Flacks


Who are these people called in to meet the president for a pep talk? Here are the toadies awaiting instructions and talking points: Mike Gallagher, Neal Boortz, Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity and Michael Medved. It forces one to ask the question: what is the difference between journalists fawning on a president, taking spin directly from him, cozying up to him - and paid propagandists whose job it is to advance the interests of those who already wield power? Some of these "journalists" have been critical of Bush policies. Which is why they have been summoned. You want the party line? You now know who to listen to.

(Photo: Eric Draper/The White House.)