Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Twilight Highlights

Talk about not believing your own eyes. Fox News showed a graphic while reporting on Clinton's calls for a ‘Lincoln-Douglas’ style debate, but rather than showing Abe and his debating partner, Stephen Douglas, they paired him off with escaped former slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Maybe Ann Coulter was advising their editorial team.

Now, let’s stop to consider the level of stupidity and ignorance reflected in that gaff. Not only did they get two perfectly famous figures from American history dead wrong. They assumed A BLACK GUY could have been running for national office in the 1850s! Guys! Slavery still existed then! Even in Illinois the idea would have been laughable.

I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised in a country that worships goofy ignorance like W’s and thinks a president who can’t string together an English sentence is kind of cute.

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