Bark Bark Woof Woof catches Rush Limbaugh sliming Cindy Sheehan on Monday, and denying he said it on Wednesday.
I would imagine that the vast majority of the people who listen to Limbaugh’s stuff are never exposed to any of the evidence of the litany of lies and fabrications (cf. Media Matters). To my mind, the ability of cable TV stations to sustain a hermetic envelope of alternate reality is the fourth leg of the big box structural impediments to restoring our democracy.
(The others are gerrymandering, campaign finance, and the manipulation of the mechanics of voting [voting on Tuesday, complex registration/ballot access rules/butterfly ballots, insecure voting machines].)
Yeah. It’s curious to see if Plamegate will lead to uncovering an organized network of admin shills. Not just people who sympathise with the Bush agenda… but something more along the lines of that admin scam of sending fake news reports to small & mid market stations about how great his health plan was for the citizenry.
And felony disenfranchisement makes 5.
I am an award-winning journalist with a project, Ruminations on America, for which I have called for essays from coast to coast on the current state of the union and true core American values. The response so far has been overwhelming…I would like to invite you and your readers to participate in the project (essays of up to 1000 words must be accompanied by a photograph that conveys a sense of who you are and a brief introduction to your life) or to check it out at http://www.ruminationsonamerica.blogspot.com. Some of the entries so far include the actor John Ventimiglia (of the HBO show the Sopranos), a member of the Veterans for Peace who rode the bus to Crawford with protesting Gold Star Mother Cindy Sheehan and a Catholic nun who wrote a letter from prison on July 4. She is currently serving a term for civil disobedience.