Slightly Sinister

Yes, many of us have commented on it before, but it’s worth a repeat: the Bush administration loves to change history. Today’s Washington Post runs a short story on it:

White House Web Scrubbing: Offending Comments on Iraq Disappear From Site

It’s not quite Soviet-style airbrushing, but the Bush administration has been using cyberspace to make some of its own cosmetic touch-ups to history…

Milbank picks out just two recent examples, but there are dozens. It’s a good reason to regularly check out sites like The Memory Hole.


p.s. No, I’m not awake at this hour because I just saw TROTK. I wish.

UPDATE: See this AB post for another Orwellian example.