Ah, the immortal words of the Who. It seems that the most recent shrill cries from the left over the ERBA's (Evil, Religious Bush Administration) sinister influence over our happy nation have once again proven themselves hollow.
In e-Skeptic, Michael Shermer reports on being spoofed by a liberal, anti-Bush group PEER. The group claimed that officials at the Grand Canyon were being pressured to no longer reveal the geological age of the canyon.
I though this smelled funny when I noticed it's aroma on one of my favorite blogs. And yet this claim has proven to be utterly false.
What sort of retractions and apologies for this obvious slander are forthcoming?
Well, don't hold your breath.
The same can be said for folks like Rep. John Murtha and his comments on the behavior of US troops overseas. My comments and ire are not meant to deny or whitewash any of the unacceptable actions or behaviors of government and military personnel. They are simply to point out that our media lives and dies on hyperbole and rhetoric. Once the story is written and sold, no one cares to make sure it's correct.
The public, alas, is too consumed with the drama (or not) to care to look deeper. This is to the detriment of our nation and society, just as it is to those who see only one side of the anti-Western menality which so pervades much of the developing world.
Meet the new boss, the same as the old boss...