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Friday, August 12, 2005

A Plethora of Updates

O'Reilly and Michelle Malkin Ghoulishly Slander Dead Iraq War Vet's Mom - Presume to Speak for the Dead

Where to begin? Not long after Cindy Sheehan, mother of dead Iraq War veteran Casey Sheehan, begin demanding answers from Commander Codpiece, the right-wing smear machine began in earnest to drag her good name through the mud.

Most prominent in the attacks were Loofah Boy Bill O'Reilly and Agitprop Specialist Michelle Malkin.

The most salient (and utterly despicable) parts of the interview are as follows:

O'REILLY: Well, I have to say that she obviously does because she's the lead story on Michael Moore's Web site on an almost daily basis. And she knows -- I mean, Michael Moore isn't a subtle guy. Everybody knows where he stands.

Yes, in O'Reilly's world, anyone Michael Moore likes or agrees with is an evil, terrorist traitor who needs to be shot on sight.

So I mean, I think Mrs. Sheehan bears some responsibility for this and also for the responsibility of other American families who have lost sons and daughters in Iraq, who feel that this kind of behavior borders on treasonous.

You know, you got to think about those people as well. What about their feelings?

Because apparently, the only people who are allowed to have feelings are those with Britney Spears' faith in the president.

But then Loofah Boy throws in this "When did you stop beating your wife?" kind of leading question:

Do they have a right to this opinion without being scorned?

The answer that O'Reilly wants the listener to give is, of course, "No." Because daring to hold any opinion even slightly to the left of Attila the Hun makes one an "America-hater" in Right Wing World. Never mind if you have the temerity to even express such an opinion.

It was Malkin, however, who provided the ultimate irony when she declared with a straight face that Sheehan was "turning her private pain in to a public circus." Like that hasn't happened before (*cough* MISSING WHITE GIRL IN ARUBA! *cough* TERRI SCHIAVO! *cough*).

Later, on her blog, Malkin became especially creepy - presuming to speak for Sheehan's dead son.

Naturally, when called on for their rude, catty, utterly unprofessional behavior, both Malkin and Mr. No Spin entered a "Tornado-Spin Zone." Malkin claimed that her channeling of "Crossing Over" host John Edward was more a slap at Michael Moore than Cindy Sheehan. Note to Malkin: the target of your missive is irrelevant - to paraphrase The Most Holy George W. Christ's predecessor, "IT'S THE PRESUMING TO SPEAK FOR THE DEAD, STUPID!"

Meanwhile, O'Reilly demurs, "Both Michelle and I were respectful to Mrs. Sheehan." Query: HOW IS CALLING MRS. SHEEHAN AN AMERICA-HATING, MICHAEL MOORE-LOVING TREASONOUS NUTJOB IN ANY WAY "BEING RESPECTFUL"??!

If I may speak frankly, Mr. O'Reilly, Ms. Malkin - BITE ME. I have had just about enough of this sanctimonious, holier-than-thou, self-righteous, self-important judgement-from-on-high from the right about who is and who isn't being properly patriotic.

Let's play a little "Guess the Quote." Who said:

To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.

Give up? The answer is here.

NARAL Repents Stretching the Truth - Pulls Ad

You see, this is the difference between the left and the right. When the left gets caught stretching the truth and gets called on it, they will own up to their mistake and correct it. The right eagerly leaps from lie to lie and, should anyone dare to call them on it, circle the wagons and act like something is wrong with those who accuse them of lying.

What was that about only Muslims being terrorists?

Off the Reuters wire:

OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma man told federal investigators he forgot a pipe bomb he built for fun was in his luggage when tried to board an airplane, according to court documents released Thursday.

Charles Alfred Dreyling Jr., 24, was charged Thursday with trying to carry the bomb aboard a Delta Airlines flight from Oklahoma City to Atlanta on Wednesday, according to the documents.

Perhaps the most disturbing part about this is that he claims to have built the bombs "for fun." I guess blowing stuff up is what passes for entertainment in Red-state America. I'm sure he had something constructive in mind to use the bombs for. I guess I should be glad that he didn't have a sodium cyanide bomb, a well-stocked arsenal with 500,000 rounds of ammunition and fake D.O.D./U.N. credentials.

Rumsfeld and Co. Plan to Dance on 9/11 Victims' graves - by invitation only

This comes to us from the Moonie Times. I won't comment on it to spare you reading anything worse than my rant about Malkin and O'Reilly's tag-team smear job.

Toon Time

Finally, I close this post with a Ted Rall cartoon:

It should come as no surprise for me to say that I agree with the thrust of the cartoon. However, as I mentioned in a post on the Bartcop forum, the end result is unrealistic. The Muslim never get to say "Now it's your turn" because by that time the "white Christian conservative" has jumped in and is screaming at the top of his lungs, "YOUR CONDEMNATION IS FAKE! YOUR CONDEMNATION IS FAKE! DIE [Insert Anti-Arab Racial Slur here] DIE!"

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