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April 20, 2010

When *They* Do It, It's OK, Though

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at April 20, 2010 2:32 AM

Chairman Zero's mainstream media fluffers — especially Chris Matthews who is on his seventh or eighth pair or presidential knee-pads — were apoplectic when Rush Limbaugh began referring to "the Obama Regime."

Chris Matthews appeared deeply troubled by the word. "I've never seen language like this in the American press," he said, "referring to an elected representative government, elected in a totally fair, democratic, American election — we will have another one in November, we'll have another one for president in a couple years — fair, free, and wonderful democracy we have in this country…. We know that word, 'regime.' It was used by George Bush, 'regime change.' You go to war with regimes. Regimes are tyrannies. They're juntas. They're military coups. The use of the word 'regime' in American political parlance is unacceptable.

Glenn Beck did a little fact-checking. How often did the press refer to "the Bush Regime?" Oh, only somewhere north of 6,000 times.

"The term "regime" was used 6,500 times to refer to the Bush Administration since January 20, 2001. The host (Joe Klein) was talking to (Chris Matthews) used the term "regime" to describe Bush and Heilemann himself used regime to describe the Obama Administration at least four times. So, I'm trying to figure out how they can use the word regime and it's not a problem and Rush uses it."

Byron York did a count and claims the actual number is 6,729.

The media seem to be playing this childish little game that no one ever criticized a president until Obama was elected and the only people that play hardball politics are Republicans. The detachment from reality is phenomenal, but that's what happens when you stop being a news organization and start being a PR firm for the Democrat party; a party that is only concerned about "civility" when they are the ones in power.