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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

 

Found Dead, With A Hooker Or Both

These are the only circumstances under which Rush Limbaugh deserves to be on the front page of a major newspaper. Yet there he is at the Washington Post, drawing on all of his medical training to denounce Michael J. Fox's ad for Senate candidate Claire McCaskill as acting. And before this more "balanced" version of the story, the Post briefly ran, on its home page, an entirely uncritical version by staffers Daniela Deane and Matthew Mosk. I expect Limbaugh to make sweeping, sneering proclamations about things he doesn't care to understand--it's pretty much his job description--but why would the Post give him such an assist, even if only for a few hours?



Update--ABC News just ran the headline "Hannity: Michael J. Fox Can Be Criticized For Stem Cell Ad", one day after the network's political director Mark Halperin told Bill O'Reilly: "If I were a conservative, I understand why I would feel suspicious that I was not going to get a fair break at the end of an election. We’ve got to make sure we do better, so conservatives don’t have to be concerned about that." This is just more evidence that with 13 days to go, we're all snugly inside the electoral event horizon, where reality itself is bent by the propaganda singularity and no logic, decency or rationality can escape.

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