Via Glenn Greenwald, we see that "left-wing haters" is now the label that is used to describe critics of the Bush administration who "have been proven empirically in many cases." Hats off to Mike Allen, for a rhetorical sleight-of-hand that would impress even Bill O'Reilly if he had the capacity to acknowledge there being such a thing as an accurate Bush critic.
Speaking of which, why is it that NBC is a "radical far left" organization - which is owned by the anti-capitalist Marxists at GE who build weapons for the US government and who ordered their employees to report uncritically of the Bush administration's push for war with Iraq (and fired those that didn't inspite of whatever rating success they had) and which still has not acknowledged any wrongdoing in participating in a Pentagon propaganda program and who's lead anchor thinks Rush Limbaugh is great and that Peggy Noonan should get a Pulitzer - when it has on someone who criticizes the White House for proven deception regarding Iraq and the outing of Valerie Plame, but it isn't a "right-wing" network when it has on Ann Coulter 195 times to promote her books in which she tells us stuff like the "governing principle" of liberals "is to always kill human life (unless the human life being killed is likely to fly a plane into American skyscrapers, in which case, it is wrong to kill it.)"?
Why is that? Because Fox News has unleashed - as it promised MSNBC executives it would - O'Reilly on NBC so that he can engage in a massive campaign of ego-justification. If he can convince himself and his audience that there is a "vast left-wing conspiracy" with MSNBC at the center then maybe he won't have to think about all the criticism and ridicule he keeps getting from Olbermann and everyone else.
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