Thursday, January 13, 2005

Ball, As In Take Your Eye Off Of

January 13
We generally don't like to share the spotlight here at IM Central, preferring to think that we can hold our snark with the best of them, but occasionally even we have to doff the chapeau.

By way of a little background, we have been keeping our distance from the CBS, Dan Rather Memogate brouhaha because, well, accusing the MSM (which we thought stood for Many Serious Miscalculations) of stupidity is setting the stupidity standard a bit low. Of course there were those who thought this was actually news. To those folks we say, news is about the unusual. Getting excited about a story old media gets wrong is like getting excited about a plane landing safely instead of crashing.

Frankly we think the whole thing was masterminded by Karl Rove to distract attention from the fact that Bush took his military commitments about as seriously as Larry King takes his wedding vows, as seriously as Bill O'Reilly takes the truth, as seriously as Pat Robertson takes the golden rule, as seriously as, well, you get the picture. Anyway, the point is, the media went for it, which brings us back to that stupidity standard again.

So, without further ado, we expose our naked skull to the heavens in honor of The Poor Man, who couldn't have said it better.

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