Friday, August 06, 2004

News From the Front

Well, a few of the fronts. First, for those of you who've been practising hibernation, a reminder that the Great Communicator is still dead:

Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.

This is the current president of the United States. So cute, his ability to dance with a foot in his mouth, isn't it? Just the guy I want to represent the United States to the world.

Second, the beginning of a counteroffensive, finally. A lefty commentator actually fighting back! Should we run and hide? What's the world coming to? Why are the lefties so full of hatred? Hmmm. Judge for yourselves:

O'Reilly called Krugman a "quasi-socialist"; Krugman called that "slander" and said if he is a quasi-socialist then O'Reilly is a "quasi-murderer"; O'Reilly pronounced Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" a bit of "Nazi propaganda" that reinforced all of Krugman's "paranoid delusions"; Krugman insisted Moore's flick was "flawed" but was made by "a guy who really does love this country"; Russert hardly got a word in edgewise; and a good time was had by all. One of those exchanges that make you so proud to be a journalist.
During their give and take -- okay, maybe it's more accurate to say push and shove, or slap and smack -- O'Reilly would periodically accuse Krugman of not letting him get in a sentence, or words to that effect.
So we counted and, according to The Washington Post TV Team Transcript Tally, O'Reilly actually got in 321 sentences during the "debate," to Krugman's 258.

For those of you not in the U.S., the good guy is Krugman and the evil guy is O'Reilly. O'Reilly has been bullying and pummeling poor lefties for years. He belongs to the red-face-with-saliva brigade, the group that now wonders why the lefties are so angry...

I got this link from first draft, a great new blog by athenae, holden, pie and tina of Eschaton fame.