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A blog formerly known as Bookishness

By Charles Matthews

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Noise of the Day

John Cole on the right-wing spin on Joe Wilson's outburst.
Kind of an awesome set of rules the President gets to work with. If you point out that people have been lying about death panels for the last few months, you are “poisoning the well.” If you don’t point it out, people believe it and the rumors and lies keep spreading.

Greg Sargent on Sarah Palin's latest nonsense.
The implication is that Obama is “demonizing” victims of the war on terror — 9/11 victims included — by saying war has financial costs. Palin interprets this to mean that Obama is saying that terror victims have “had too high a price tag.”

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Obama's no-drama style.
We (liberals) have spent so much of our time on the losing end of the past 30 years, that the impulse is to fight every battle, and challenge every press release. Moreover, media has uncovered our inner crazy. HuffPo blasts every utterance from Jon Kyl in bold font. Politico reports every feint and jab, like it's the whole fight.

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