March 1, 2007

How the Right Wing Noise Machine works and other facts of life

From Tom Tomorrow,

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and HERE.

4 Comments:

At 3/03/2007 6:06 AM, Blogger nicodemus said...

Anne Coulter really overstepped her boundaries

 
At 3/03/2007 6:33 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

What do you mean Nico? Did she leave the sanitarium grounds?

And really, when has she NOT overstepped her bounds?

 
At 3/03/2007 2:45 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

PS> Since this story took days for the press to even report, what Nico is referring to above is remarks by Coulter before an adoring crowd at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference or CPAC convention.

After being warmly introduced by Mitt Romney, Coulter came out and during her remarks said,

"I was going to say something about John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word ‘faggot.’"

A commenter on this issue said it best, "Why is it that when a few anonymous posters on leftist blogs write something crazy or hateful, the pundits and editorialist condemn the entire Left as hateful, but when Ann Coulter and other professional hatemongers are invited back time and again to Republican gatherings and invited repeatedly to appear on cable talk shows, the pundits look the other way?

Liberal media…yeah, right."

And then there's the fact that there was an eruption of right wing outrage when Barack Obama (rightly) said that the lives of troops killed in Iraq were "wasted", yet barely a peep when John McCain used that EXACT SAME TERM to describe the loss of life in Iraq on Letterman.

Obama was forced to appologize. McCain simply said he should have used the term "sacrificed" instead. But there was only a fraction of the coverage or outrage that accompanied Obama's remark to an audience about a million times smaller than McCain's.

By the way, "Sacrifice" implies that something has been lost for a worthy goal. The lives of all troops killed were not squandered in some worthy cause.

They were wasted. Let's not kid ourselves.

 
At 3/04/2007 11:48 AM, Blogger nicodemus said...

Well what's disappointing to me is that in her second book, Anne chided liberals for falling back on simple name-calling or saying "you're stupid" when/if they couldn't win a debate intellectually.

But now Anne has done the same thing herself. It is hypocritical and it cheapens the debate and anything that she says that might be based on reason or intellect.

I used to like Anne and I am no fan of Edwards either. This comment was unprofessional, mean-spirited, and foolish. I mean c'mon, calling someone a "faggot"? That is the kind of stuff that 8th graders do, not a Harvard educated pundit.

I know Anne herself has been the target of similiar vitriol on the lecture circuit and yes, maybe she was feeling her oats because she was at the CPAC conference. Still, she should apologize.

 

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