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Old 04-04-2010, 09:27 AM
bjkeefe bjkeefe is offline
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Default Re: Let them eat Fake

Originally Posted by listener View Post
I'd usually avoid linking in this forum to video from a popular cable news/opinion program, but this 8:50-long calling out by Rachel Maddow of the Republican party's nonstop "bull pucky" campaign is an exception (the segment having been sparked by the recently released California Attorney General's report stating that the charges against ACORN which led to its demise, were partly based upon a willfully fraudulent video).
That was really good. Thanks for the link.

I salute your ear for catching the turn of phrase you used as your post title. Here's another one from that vid that I liked: "the unmooring of politics from facts." On a closely related note: see this post by Steve Benen (via Instaputz) commenting on this article in McClatchy: "Not satisfied with U.S. history, some conservatives rewrite it."

Originally Posted by listener View Post
Maddow is not perfect, and sometimes her rah-rah liberalism takes her into territory I'm not entirely comfortable with, but this is Rachel at her finest -- relentlessly marshaling well-researched factual evidence with passion and intensity combined with intellectual rigor.
Personally, I was most irritated that Rachel twice said "uninterested" when the word she wanted was disinterested. Other than that, though, yes, this was a fine piece of journalism. Thanks again.

Last edited by bjkeefe; 04-04-2010 at 09:56 AM.. Reason: typos
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