Monday, August 21, 2006

Knock A Little Louder, Sugar

I usually have very little time for The Huffingon Post: even when I'm in broad agreement with the politics of its bloggers, I find their endless self-congratulation wearisome. This, however, is unmissable: What Right-Wingers See When They Read the New York Times. My favorite gag, a comparatively subtle one: watch how the names on the bylines change. (via Loz).

Speaking of right-wing whackjobs: Having spent the morning howling through the President's press conference—howling with disbelieving anger, not laughter—I got a huge kick out of this overview by once-and-former Wonkette Ana Marie Cox, guestblogging for Andrew Sullivan:

Surely I can't be the only person who notices that when George Bush is trying to make a point, HE STARTS TO KIND OF SHOUT. AND PUNCUATE. THE WORDS. WITH PAUSES. ... It's as though he thinks that the reason the press corps doesn't agree with his relatively rosy take on Iraq is because they can't hear him.
Cox promises a full savaging takedown analysis as soon as the official White House transcript goes live. If I were the sort of blogger to use a construction like "*gleegasm*", I'd surely be using it now.

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