In the tape, Osama sounds almost exactly like a Democrat Party spokesman. At one point in the tape, according to a now-buried transcript on CNN.com, Bin Laden says:
Then, what happened was that [George H.W. Bush] was impressed by the monarchies and the military regimes, and he was jealous of them staying in power for tens of years, embezzling the public money without any accountability. And he moved the tyranny and suppression of freedom to his own country, and they called it the Patriot Act, under the disguise of fighting terrorism. And Bush, the father, found it good to install his children as governors and leaders...In other words, Osama Bin Laden is now taking his talking points from Michael Moore.
...And we never knew that the commander-in-chief of the American armed forces would leave 50,000 of his people in the two towers to face those events by themselves when they were in the most urgent need of their leader.
He was more interested in listening to the child's story about the goat rather than worry about what was happening to the towers. So, we had three times the time necessary to accomplish the events.
That's the same Michael Moore who sat in the presidential box at the Democratic National Convention. This is straight out of "Fahrenheit 9/11," which former Democrat president Jimmy Carter says is one of his two favorite movies.
The tape is so devastating to the Democrat Party that the increasingly senile Walter Cronkite was left to insanely opine Friday night on Larry King Live:
So now the question is basically right now, how will this affect the election? And I have a feeling that it could tilt the election a bit. In fact, I'm a little inclined to think that Karl Rove, the political manager at the White House, who is a very clever man, he probably set up bin Laden to this thing. The advantage to the Republican side is to get rid of, as a principal subject of the campaigns right now, get rid of the whole problem of the al Qaqaa explosive dump. Right now, that, the last couple of days, has, I think, upset the Republican campaign. [emphasis added]Now that's sad desperation. Someone needs to put this addled old gasbag to sleep before he hurts himself or the sterling reputation of his former employer CBS News....oops, too late.
Others see the problems for Democrats too. Saturday on MSNBC, Joe Trippi, who was the campaign chairman for wild-eyed leftist Howard Dean, said "I don't see any way that this doesn't hurt the Kerry campaign."
Visceral Bush-hater Bill Maher said on his HBO program Friday night, "This statement looks like something that could have been put out by the Democratic Party," leaving former Dem presidential candidate Wesley Clark to weakly object "Well, I don't know if I'd agree with that."
Yet most people are not aware of the similarities between Bin Laden's rhetoric and that of the Democrat Party. Why? Because the media, recognizing a disaster when they see one, are intentionally obscuring it.
The whitewash had been so successful by Sunday night that Candy Crowley could say on CNN with a straight face, "The Kerry camp believe the ammo dump and Osama tape stories are working in their favor in the polls."
Only with the help of a wildly friendly media could a candidate benefit from the endorsement of the nation's chief enemy, Osama Bin Laden.