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Monday, September 27, 2004

Bruce Springsteen Doesn't Like Fox News

Boo Hoo.

There's more in there, of course. Like the part where he actually sounds proud to be raising money for Americans Coming Together, which is now being investigated by the FEC for fradulent registration in Ohio. As it turns out, the FEC can be a real stickler about not registering dead people, or just making up names altogether.

And speaking of just making things up, let's get to the best paragraph:

"The press has let the country down."

Yeah, I know. Who would have thought a major news network would actually use such a transparent forgery as the centerpiece of a blatantly partisan hit-job on a sitting president in a time of war?

"It's taken a very amoral stand, in that essential issues are often portrayed as simply one side says this and the other side says that."

Amoral stand? Are we talking about the same press, here? Because when I hear the words "press" and "let the country down" in the same sentence, I think of the hyperpartisan liberal media that is far more concerned with "inner truth" than "actual truth." You know, the kind of thing that makes a career newsman put his reputation on the line for a forgery that a nine-year-old kid could see through. That kind of thing.

"I think that Fox News and the Republican right have intimidated the press into an incredible self-consciousness about appearing objective and backed them into a corner of sorts where they have ceded some of their responsibility and righteous power."

Ah. My mistake. It turns out that Bruce is really disappointed because Republicans keep getting so hung up on objectivity! We sure do suck, that way. And I'd like to point out that Dan Rather wasn't "intimidated" for a good two weeks after his forgeries were exposed. So much for that theory.

"The Washington Post and New York Times apologies about their initial reporting about Iraq not being critical enough were very revealing."

Ah yes. I'm always reassured when the Times tells us they just aren't liberal enough!

"I've found enormous sustenance from Paul Krugman and Maureen Dowd on the op-ed page."

Okay, this fisking is over. I have to go throw up. Bruce must be some type of mushroom, because if he considers the Grade A bulls%$# coming from Krugman and Dowd to be "sustenance," there's no other explanation. Which leads me to my final thought - if a liberal does enough mushrooms, will he or she actually become a mushroom?