Discussed On The 'Tubes A Billion Times, But Just To Be Clear...

3.28.2008
Ore : 5:24 PM

...This is a "dog bites man" story not only because the subject is a Republican, (a political party from whom everyone who isn't brain-dead has expected this kind of behavior since the '70s), and not only because this is a Bush Administration hire, but because the subject is one of those "Cuba libre" nutballs, almost all of whom are naturally criminal -- often such clowns are involved with or are supportive of the mafioso against whom Castro and his followers originally complained.

Let's face it: your average, normal American doesn't give a flying fuck about Cuba, and certainly doesn't view Fidelland's sheer existence as an existential threat to everything America is. In pracitice, any American who cares enough to actively and vociferously oppose Cuban Communism is usually a proto-fascist who's a breath away from singing the praises of Batista (but only in the safe confines of Grover Norquist's living room.) Really, the most notable parts of this story are a) it weirdly segues into that silly plagiarism story (apparently, almost as bad as getting blown in the Oval Office), and b) that it was so poorly investigated yet published nevertheless.

Just who is editing for AP anyway? Since when did journalists and editors stop giving a goddamn about the whole "who, what, when, where and why" thing? All around, just a very odd story.

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Comments for Discussed On The 'Tubes A Billion Times, But Just To Be Clear...
AG loves Cuba, but that's for public health and health care access reasons.

How come you hate RoD and never come by? Show a fan some love!

Just who is editing for AP anyway?

Indeed. Why is this acceptable?

adding that he [WH spokesman Stanzel] did not know ... the particulars of the allegations.

to clarify: Why is is acceptable in a story that neither questions why the WH spokesman making the statement doesn't know "the particulars" nor provides the particulars from some other source?

If you fly up here, then we can fly to Cuba together and have mojitos. jajajaja!

NON!

"who, what, when, where and why" are HARD. They involve work and facts and stuff. The "he-said she-said" style of journalism is much easier.

At least, until a Democrat sits in the White House. I'm pretty sure our national brain trust of journalism majors will rediscover their investigative skillz at that point.

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