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December 04, 2007

Liars and the Lying Promoters Who Help Them

Like many Americans, my 2007 was marred by the worry that a newly-unemployed Karl Rove would lack large, mainstream outlets from which he could lie to us. Thankfully, Newsweek began giving him large sacks of money to ensure he continues to have the incentive and ability to mislead large portions of the country, and the media at large has started putting him in front of cameras that let him lie to large numbers of people all at once. So thank you, media. Without your help, it would be so much harder for me to learn false information about the Iraq War.

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That man is a lying machine. I think it's best that he has a outlet for it. Who knows what would happen if he had to restrict his lying to the private sphere.

Posted by: Australian Atheist | Dec 4, 2007 5:51:00 AM

You would think they could bring a non-rovian right-wing blogger or journalist whose main purpose wouldn't be to cloud the issues with lies. Instead they hire their own Klien. The only real purpose here is to confuse.

Posted by: Fr33d0m | Dec 4, 2007 8:43:52 AM

Yes, but Newsweek had to prove its legitimacy since hiring the most unreconstructed ghost of Lenin / Stalin / Mao / Che / Abbie Hoffman leftie crazie hippie evarrrr, Markos Moulitsas.

Karl Rove, on the other hand, was a political genius (meaning he possessed the willpower to urge any sort of immoral, unethical, or criminal tactic he favored, which apparently is seen as "genius" among Our Nation's punditry) and an experienced member of a Presidential administration.

That makes Rove Legitimate, and if Newsweek is going to hire the Daily Kos to recommend on a daily basis that we invite the UN to invade & occupy the United States and force all the wives of National Rifle Association members to have abortions, then we need some sort of balance.

Posted by: El Cid | Dec 4, 2007 9:11:29 AM

I think progressives have overeacted to this. I hate Karl Rove as much as the next guy/gal; but they also have Kos, seems like balance to me.

Posted by: Sean | Dec 4, 2007 9:28:07 AM

Karl Rove is no doubt the repository of a wealth of insights concerning the unreconstructed, atavistic element in our electorate, to which his campaigns repeatedly and successfully appealed. But of course he isn't about to tell us how malleable those voters are, how easy it all was. His column would be a lot more valuable if sodium pentathol were administered. Or maybe water-boarding.

Posted by: kth | Dec 4, 2007 10:07:33 AM

Kos is hardly the liberal anti-dote to Rove. He's as MSM as they come at this point, joining the chorus of Kucinich bashers -- because Kucinich is actually a progressive. It'd be fun to hear the hypocritical Kos defend his nonsensical "Democratic Libertarian" stance these days in light of Ron Paul.

Posted by: christian | Dec 4, 2007 6:09:14 PM

The big difference is that kos is not a liar.

I am not kossack at all, but c'mon - the guy cares about Dems winning the White House and Congress. Kucinich is a joke. His 15 minutes expired in 2004 and no one bothered to tell him.

Posted by: Woody Bombay | Dec 4, 2007 8:18:30 PM

"Kucinich is a joke. His 15 minutes expired in 2004 and no one bothered to tell him."

Staight outta the Kos playbook. That statement makes me laugh. At every debate Kucinich has received massive cheers and response.

There's no reason why a true liberal would so smugly attack Kucinich as Kos and The HuffPo have done except the obvious one: They are scared and they are phony.

And like the MSM who don't like Kucinich's talk about the media monopolies, Kos doesn't like to hear genuinue progresives, specially since Korporatist Kos is too busy trying to close those gates.

Anybody who attacks Kucinich for his logical views on NAFTA, WTO, the FCC, the drug war, the environment and the impeachment of Cheney should question their democratic allegiance.

And the real joke was when Kucinich was asked about The Patriot Act and he shamed his "liberal" peers by saying, "I actually read it." Funny huh?

Posted by: christian | Dec 5, 2007 1:38:44 PM

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