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Opinion: Natives not upset with Bush on Red Lake


"The Washington Post published a story on Match 25 faulting President Bush for not injecting himself quickly enough into the tragic killings at the Indian reservation in Red Lake, Minnesota. Post reporter Ceci Connolly found a volunteer at an Indian office who said about Bush, 'I don't feel he cares about the American Indian people.' This is a classic case of a manufactured story designed to make the president look bad.

Connolly, a contributor to Fox News, wrote that 'The reaction to Bush's silence was particularly bitter given his high-profile, late-night intervention on behalf of Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged Florida woman caught in a legal battle over whether her feeding tube should be reinserted.' A left-wing website ran the story under the headline: 'School Shooting vs. Schiavo: Why is Bush Silent on Red Lake?'

Did it occur to Connolly that Terri Schiavo was alive at the time that Bush intervened to try to save her life, and that the president could not have done anything to save the victims of that slaughter by an Indian youth in Minnesota? That is a clear difference, making the comparison illogical and unfair."

Get the Story:
Cliff Kincaid: Washington Post on the Warpath (Accuracy in Media 4/19)

Relevant Links:
Red Lake Net News - http://www.rlnn.com
Red Lake Nation - http://www.redlakenation.org
Red Lake High School - http://www.paulbunyan.net/rlschools/hs.htm

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