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Monday, March 20, 2006

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If I start a new blog, I'm going to call it "Reality Trumps Bullshit."

That's not a bad description of what FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) tries to do. The group relentlessly dogs the media in an attempt to set the record straight, or to at least balance it. As we know, it's unbalanced corporate toadyism all the way down.

I suppose FAIR has a few more readers than I do, but their efforts don't seem to be penetrating many skulls.

Still, this is hot:

"The Final Word Is Hooray!"
Remembering the Iraq War's Pollyanna pundits

UPDATE: Idiots!

UPDATE II: Glenn Reynolds is actually proud of this:

April 11, 2003

Yeah, there has been a lot of pro-war gloating. And I guess that Dawn Olsen's cautionary advice about gloating is appropriate. So maybe we shouldn't rub in just how wrong, and morally corrupt the antiwar case was. Maybe we should rise above the temptation to point out that claims of a "quagmire" were wrong -- again! -- how efforts at moral equivalence were obscenely wrong -- again! -- how the antiwar folks are still, far too often, trying to move the goalposts rather than admit their error -- again -- and how an awful lot of the very same people who spoke lugubriously about "civilian casualties" now seem almost disappointed that there weren't more -- again -- and how many people who spoke darkly about the Arab Street and citizens rising up against American "liberators" were proven wrong -- again -- as the liberators were seen as just that by the people they were liberating. And I suppose we shouldn't stress so much that the antiwar folks were really just defending the interests of French oil companies and Russian arms-deal creditors. It's probably a bad idea to keep rubbing that point in over and over again.


He wants so badly to be on some winning team (YAY USA!) that he's STILL unrepentent about cheerleading for mass slaughter, torture, DU , collective punishment, and cold-blooded murder of women and children. Nor did he care, of course, about the genocide and destruction of Iraqi society deliberately perpetrated by the U.S. over the last 15 years.

And what's this about French oil companies and Russian arms-deal creditors? Simple-minded shit really does sell, doesn't it?

This is much worse than the cthuloid. J. Alva (or any other reader) what's your take? How do you explain the Instadumbass? Throw me a bone here.

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