Thursday, July 26, 2007

How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power

How many years ago did you read that here? About the date of this article in the Guardian - almost three years ago.

It had taken decades for a major newspaper to print an article on Prescott Bush's dealings with the Nazis - where it was recommended he be tried for trading with the enemy. And it had to be the most liberal mainstream newspaper in the UK.

At the time I had hope it would leap from the Guardian to The Nation to Newsweek to the NYT or something in a similar matter as to how conservatives get their controversial stories out. Of course, nothing controversial about this story. It is in several biographies and the National Archives. But it didn't come out years ago in our mass media.

It has bubbled up again now as a popular news article on Technorati because so many people are disgusted with Bush and wish to comment that his family made a good part of the start of their fortune as Nazi supporters.

Amazing how old news suddenly becomes new again under different circumstances. Think some enterprising reporter will really look at Bush being AWOL now and how the people who supported Bush's story to the media were the people who covered it up then as well as now?

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