But this is the way our elections now work, and the Remnicks rarely seem to notice. Repeatedly, our elections are driven by disinformation, bull-roar, high trivia and lies—often driven along by major pundits who, at their best, can’t seem to care. Let’s put Michelle in a giant huge Afro! Let’s show the two of them burning the flag! Most important: Let’s make Obama a Muslim! To them, this seems like a joke—like a sally that is tres amusant. To us, it seems more like a reprise of Al Gore said he invented the Internet—or of those Swift-boat tales.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Disinformation, bull-roar, high trivia & lies
Bob Somersby of the Daily Howler, commenting on the abominable cover in the New Yorker magazine -- which has the potential to swing the election to McSame