The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Sunday, May 22, 2005
Filibuster: Knight Ridder treats those impostors just the same
On the GOP side, the filibuster is about frustration with the lack of majority rule in the US Federal system .
On the Democratic side, it's winning something, for once .
Both sides have been spewing lies and half-truths in support of their causes - and the he said, she said media have been printing the lot.
Step forward Dick Polman of Knight Ridder, who is prepared to point out that both Emperors have no clothes:
As evidenced by the latest rhetoric, both camps, focused solely on winning, have been spinning with impunity, omitting inconvenient facts that might dilute their arguments - and alienate their ideological allies, many of whom equate nuance with weakness.
Now, as we found out with the Iraqi WMD question , nobody important takes much notice of anything that Knight Ridder says.
But, at least, they're saying it.
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