Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Y'ever Notice?

Barbra Streisand Curses at Heckler!

Professor Compares Bush to Hitler!

Y'ever notice how these stories seem to spring up on the front pages whenever the Republicans are falling in the polls, followed by a orgy of hand-wringing by pious Republican bloggers about those awful, awful liberals?

Oh my stars! They say bad words! They say bad things about the President! I think I shall faint! We must all vote Republican to keep these nasty people at bay!

After all, the Republicans may turn a blind eye to the sexual harassment of teenaged boys, but at least they don't say 'fuck' in public!

And y'ever notice how there never seems to be a corresponding storm of outrage when someone, say, compares Hillary Clinton to Stalin?

That's your "liberal media" at work, folks. Bought and paid for by the Republican Spin Machine.

Here's a news flash: Barbra Streisand and some obscure UW professor aren't running for anything. If the Democrats take the House, Barbra Streisand will not be head of the Intelligence Committee, however hysterically the Republican bloggers try to spin it.

The Democrats take Streisand's money. They make nice with her for that reason and that reason only. She doesn't make policy. If she says something stupid or behaves badly in public, so what?


David Terrenoire said...

Think how awful it would be if Babs told a colleague to go fuck himself.

On the Senate floor!


Harry said...

Sorry, you completely missed the humor and the point of that post. It is this: Writing in the Boston Globe, Robert Kuttner (a genuine liberal) compared an arrangement between Hillary Clinton and Rupert Murdoch to the Hitler-Stalin Non-Aggression Pact of 1939. The humor is, friend, that Kuttner does not tell us which dictator in his analogy corresponds to Clinton and which to Murdoch. He leaves it to the imagination of the reader.