Monday, July 26, 2010

Ya Think? (Follow-up)

Looks like EJ Dionne said in a column what we earlier noted he said on teevee: "Enough right-wing propaganda."

It's currently topping the WaPo's most-shared list. Which is nice, I suppose. But, to repeat myself from last time, why is this just now striking so many people that this is the way things are?

Ah, well. Better late than never, I concede. In any case, here's how it starts:

The smearing of Shirley Sherrod ought to be a turning point in American politics. This is not, as the now-trivialized phrase has it, a "teachable moment." It is a time for action.

The mainstream media and the Obama administration must stop cowering before a right wing that has persistently forced its propaganda to be accepted as news by convincing traditional journalists that "fairness" requires treating extremist rants as "one side of the story." And there can be no more shilly-shallying about the fact that racial backlash politics is becoming an important component of the campaign against President Obama and against progressives in this year's election.

Dionne is right: for both the MSM and the White House, bending over backward to appease these people is not working, it has never worked, and it never will work. They do not believe Democrats ever get elected legitimately, they do not believe liberals are Real Americans, too many of them don't believe non-whites and/or non-Christians are Real Americans, and they do not believe anything unless Fox or Rush or Beck or Breitbart or Sarah Palin tell it to them. It's time to stand up to these morons and bullies, once and for all.

For more on this, I direct your attention to Matt Taibbi.

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