Friday, January 9, 2009

Fear Not ... Walter Cronkite’s Legacy Is Safe

It’s always been a mystery to me that the purveyors of blather on conservative talk shows are so seldom called to account for their misstatements and garbled facts.

Several years ago, before he became a politician, Al Franken recruited a team of political science graduate students to do a fact check on Rush Limbaugh. The results were so pervasive and so damning that it’s astonishing to me that anyone still takes that arrogant blowhard seriously.
Limbaugh regularly calls to mind an old Peanuts comic strip, in which one of the characters – probably Lucy – says, “If you can’t be right, be wrong at the top of your voice!”

The right-wing media stamp their feet and demand to be taken seriously … and then say or do things that continue to make them a laughingstock.

Case in point: The conservative web site PajamasTV has hired a new "reporter" who will go to Israel and provide us all with the truth about what’s going on in Gaza.

The name of this foreign correspondent is Samuel Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber!



(still waiting)

OK, now that you’ve stopped laughing, let me ask a serious question: How could we ever have lost elections to these people??

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