In this type of conduct, you see the rise of a sorry new nation. You might call it “Fox Nation 2.”
Can someone tell us how this differs from what we’ve always seen at Fox? From the conduct we have pretended to hate? You might say our nation is better in one respect—when we learn that our tales are wrong, at least we stop repeating them! That said, the liberal world’s failure to self-correct hit rock bottom last Thursday night, when Maddow went on the air to savage Politifact for the vile things they had said.
Good lord! In the course of a rambling, twelve-minute segment, Maddow never told viewers that she had made specific misstatements about Wisconsin. (“The month that the new Republican governor of Wisconsin was sworn in, last month, the state was on track to have a $120 million budget surplus this year.”) She never explained what she meant when she seemed to link the size of the tax cuts to the size of the shortfall. (“Even though the state had started the year on track to have a budget surplus—now, there is, in fact, a $137 million budget shortfall. Republican Governor Scott Walker, coincidentally, has given away $140 million worth of business tax breaks since he came into office. Hey, wait! That’s about exactly the size of the shortfall!”)
Most oddly, Maddow never told viewers about the statement Politifact had featured, right in the headline of its report. (Maddow’s statement: “Despite what you may have heard about Wisconsin’s finances, Wisconsin is on track to have a budget surplus this year.”)
Politifact scored that statement “false.” We’d score it “incoherent/misleading:”
Right in its headline, in big giant print, Politifact scored that statement “false.” But as she raged against the machine, Maddow never mentioned this statement. Nor did she mention her longer, weird opening statement, in which she said the following, sounding a bit like Sybil the Soothsayer: “I’m here to report that there is nothing wrong in the state of Wisconsin. Wisconsin is fine. Wisconsin is great, actually.”
i really don't get how the world flipped like that, how in 2006, we were all about being real and factual and embracing that while the right lived in a fantasy world they insisted was real. but now we're the idiots. we're the 1s refusing to face reality.
it's as though we're drug addicts and our drug is lying.
i am so embarrassed for the left today.
forever making excuses for this disappointment or that. forever attacking hillary for things barack does.
the delusions never end.
it's as though some 1 needs to stage an intervention.
and, honestly, there are people who need to be shown the door. there are people who have whored so much that they really don't need to be on radio or tv or published by this or that 'left' outlet anymore.
i don't think they can recover.
and i would include naomi klein on that list of people who can't recover. what a whore.let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'