Friday, February 18, 2005
Missing Headline: U.N. Approval Rating Tanks
I have seen several headlines in recent weeks trumpeting the fact that President Bush's job approval rating has been suffering. The same headlines went silent after successful elections in Iraq and Bush's subsequent rebound in the polls.
The Rasmussen Reports have an interesting piece out. It seems that in recent national polls here in the United States of America, the United Nations scored a 37% approval rating.
I won't hold my breath waiting for that to be front page news in the Washington Post or New York Times, but it's good to know that I'm not alone in my disdain for the impotence and corruption otherwise known as the United Nations.
Speaking of the United Nations
While we're on the subject, let's also take a look at some other missing headlines. If Halliburton somehow mismanaged, oh, say $1 million, and this came to light in the media, do you think it would be on the front page of the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal or USA Today? My guess is, yes, it would be.
I case you've missed the blow-by-blow of all the corruption and how Kofi, Benon Sevan and other underhanded crooks at the U.N. swindled the Iraqi people, here are a few links for you to peruse.
When Good Leaders Go Bad (or, when "Lousy Leaders Get Worse")
Probably cause that Sevan broke the law
Let's not forget the $3 million missing from "Weathergate"
And lest you think the liberal media outlets here in the U.S. are totally ignoring the story, The Washington Post addresses the topic and blames -- surprise -- the U.S. for all of the corruption and evil. I was surprised, however, that this article didn't conclude with "If only President Hussein were still in power there wouldn't be an insurgency, and we still wouldn't know about the corruption at the U.N. so it wouldn't be an issue. It's all George W. Bush's fault."