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Phil Donahue for President!
I loved this link. Thanks. I watched it twice.
I watched the video on Crooks & Liars. Did you hear the introduction to the segment that O'Reilly cut to after the Donahue segment? It was about the "growing theory that the flooding of New Orleans was a plot against blacks."It's this kind of thing that makes O'Reilly a real douchebag. Does anyone who matters on the left really take this idea seriously? Not that I am of. And yet look at the ideas on the right that are taken seriously. And O'Reilly spends his time on this? I'd love to say he has no credibility, but that just isn't true for an alarming number of people.I'm not a huge fan of the "stoop to their level" school of thought, but I can't help but notice that the pundits on the right have a big advantage in their willingness to take people on our margins and paint them as though they represented the mainstream liberal. It would be all so easy for us to do the same.
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