November 10, 2003

Lynch, Conservative Target

Billmon at Whiskey Bar has a post about how a certain segment of the media begins to turn its Lynch coverage from Hero to Zero as she has dared to assert herself as more than a propaganda sound bite.

The pathology of the conservative media drives it to have an easy judgement about everything. Easy judgement memes spread more easily than more complex conclusions. It's been a long time since color TV became the standard. Who knew that were headed for black and white radio and TV.

[Addendum: I don't like calling the crazed lunatics on talk radio "conservative media."It's not necessarily accurate. But I don't know what to call them. At the moment they're scoundrels who will spin anything to pursue an anti-liberal agenda. They are more anti-liberals and pro-Bush than conservatives.]

Posted by James at November 10, 2003 9:05 AM
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How about "pumpkinheads"? Sure, it's an insult to pumpkins everywhere, but they probably can't do anything about it. Or maybe "dittoheads"...

I realize both terms originated in reference to Limbaugh, but they could easily apply to any of Limbaugh's ilk.

Posted by: julie at November 10, 2003 10:24 AM

"Dittoheads" is probably the most succinct and recognizable way to put it. Thanks.

Posted by: James at November 10, 2003 10:32 AM

What a mess. This woman was turned into a "hero" to suit the needs of BushCo. Now that she has used her own voice, she's taking flak for not keeping with their manufactured story.

I never liked the "hero" angle. To me, a hero is someone who does something important at great expense to him- or herself. We throw around the word "hero" so loosely, we are in danger of forgetting its true meaning, at which point the word will lose any significance.

Posted by: Patti M. at November 11, 2003 12:53 PM

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