"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Sticks and Stones 

I am currently offering a free subscription to the blog for the first reader who can provide a link to any corporate media (major metropolitan daily newspaper, network or cable news channel, weekly news magazine with a subscription base > 100 readers) covering the Mexican election without using the loaded, perjorative term "leftist" to describe Andrés Manuel López Obrador. But be warned - I expect that there will be no winner, and that I will be able to continue restricting my circulation to those who have paid dearly (one way or another).

On a related topic, I got quite a kick out of this post at Obsidian Wings, in which alleged "reasonable conservative" [sic] Charles Bird describes Hugo Chavez as a "democratically-elected dictator." But then, a tin ear for oxymoron is to be expected from someone who so obviously fancies himself a "right-wing intellectual."

 

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