Sunday, May 13, 2007

Media Lackeys Praise Secret Trade Deal

Looks like a minority of the Democratic Party may have sold out to corporate donors and negotiated a "framework" for a trade deal. While no details are available it is already drawing high praise from some corporate media.

No reporter, rank-and-file Member of Congress or member of the public has seen the final language of any new trade pact that this deal purports to represent. Put another way, in reporting that this deal definitely means strong labor/environmental standards without actually seeing the legislative language, Beltway journalists are behaving just like their idol Friedman, who admitted on national television that he used his newspaper columns and television appearances to champion the job-destroying Central American Free Trade Agreement even though "I didn't even know what was in it."

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