Monday, February 09, 2009

"A Jihad against Private Enterprise"?

Perhaps there should be an award called The Slurry just so Brit Hume could win it for that nasty remark about FDR. It's almost elegant, what with its managing to link the old paranoiac obsession of the Right (communism) with the new paranoiac obsession of the Right (Islam)—and all in only ten syllables.

Hume loses points, though, for combining this with the old falsehoods-asserted-confidently-magically-become-true technique: "everybody agrees, I think, on both sides of the spectrum now, that the New Deal failed." Um, no, they don't.

Brit, dude: lie, slur, or pontificate ignorantly—but not all at once. That just muddles the focus.

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