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    There oughta be an award for this

    There oughta be an award for this

    Maybe the David Sirota Award?

    “xaxnar” diarist at Daily Kos, April 16, 2013, The Right Wing Media Is Nervous:

    Charles P. Pierce noted today that the conservative media wing nuts are freaking out over anything or anyone that suggests what happened in Boston at the Marathon just might, might have anything to do with, um, you know, conservatives, right-wingers, etc.

    You know – the audience that gets constant messaging from Limbaugh, Hannity, Ingrahm, FOX, etc. etc. that Obama is coming to take their guns away, liberals are destroying America, the gays are coming for their kids, the new Black Panthers are coming for their stuff, and so on. The audience that gets a constant stream of talking points intended to gin up fear and anger. The audience that believes George Soros is funding the black helicopters of the U.N. that are coming to seize their guns and their golf courses. The audience that’s been told expanding access to health care like the civilized world has is a plot to enslave Americans and make them dependent on government.

    Oh, and government is the source of everything that’s wrong in their lives….

    If the right wing media machine feels it is being unjustly accused (and there is no evidence at this time that points to any particular ideology, or cause, organization, or individual), all I can say is that tired old line:

    If you’re not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about.

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    ZooMaster | April 21, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    “If you’re not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about.”

    Yeah, that’s exactly the lie I’d tell, too.


     
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    MaggotAtBroadAndWall | April 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Without reading the Pierce article (I try to avoid his writing as much as possible), I don’t understand what the litany of stuff the Kos writer attributes to conservative thought has to do with conservatives being irked that the MSM and leftsphere were falsely linking us to the Boston bombing.

    How about giving the author the “Excellence in Superfluous Writing” award?


     
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    Calypso Facto | April 21, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    A couple months of reading Pierce in Esquire, and I cancelled my 20-year subscription.

    Apparently a lot of others had the same reaction, since I note the magazine’s circulation has fallen out of the top 100 US magazines (roughly all the way down to what it was in 1932) and they now try to give away subscriptions at a money-losing $5 a year.


     
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    great unknown | April 21, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    “There oughta be an award for this”

    There is: a good job writing for liberal media, and the adulation of his peers.

    Who is xaxnar? The most frequent tags in his Kos profile are on US topics, so it’s a good guess that he’s American.

    But look at this sentence (boldface mine):

    The audience that’s been told expanding access to health care like the civilized world has is a plot to enslave Americans and make them dependent on government.

    Apparently he thinks the USA is not part of the civilized world…yet he does not emigrate. Odd, no? Maybe he’s willing to suffer the squalor here because he’s so doggone patriotic.

    Btw, I’m more interested in America (re)joining the solvent world, what there is of it, than what lefties call the civilized world.


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