Is Bush Guilty of Murder? Don't Ask That on Our Show

"As a Los Angeles county prosecutor, Vincent Bugliosi batted a thousand in murder cases: 21 trials, 21 convictions, including the Charles Manson case in 1971. As an author, Mr. Bugliosi has written three No. 1 best sellers and won three Edgar Allan Poe awards, the top honor for crime writers. More than 30 years ago he co-wrote the best seller Helter Skelter, about the Manson case. ... [H]is latest, a polemic with the provocative title The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder, has risen to best-seller status with nary a peep from the usual outlets that help sell books: cable television and book reviews in major daily newspapers. ... Mr. Bugliosi said he had expected some resistance from the mainstream media because of the subject matter - the book lays a legal case for holding President Bush 'criminally responsible' for the deaths of American soldiers in Iraq - but not a virtual blackout. ... Mr. Bugliosi said bookers for cable television, where he has made regular appearances to promote books, have ignored his latest offering. MSNBC and Comedy Central’s The Daily Show were two outlets Mr. Bugliosi had thought would show interest, but neither did."


This demonstrates, at least to some degree, the extent to which "mainstream media" operate in a way that makes them indistinguishable from how government-owned and -operated media would act. Watch the FCC-licenced chanels and you will never see a significant challenge to the Bush dictatorship, or the U.S. system in general. A controversial book such as this one, presenting a colourable case, should be discussed on these shows, and that it is not stems from fear of punishment from a regime that has repeatedly moved to silence dissent, for example closing down art exhibits critical of George W. Bush.