Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
October 14, 2002
POLITICS: Alterman's Link

I'll leave you with this last charming article, on a site that MSNBC permits Alterman to perma-link to in his "Bookmarks". I guess Alterman thinks stuff like this is cute:

"Bush II has not yet achieved Nazi Germany's horror at its apex, but it is like waiting for the other shoe to drop."

"It's sincerely hard to believe that Bush II's "Final Solution" includes the elimination of an entire race."

Gee, thanks, that's generous. So how are Bush and Hitler different?

"One of the main differences between Bush and Hitler as leaders is that the later built a nation out of rubble . . . Hitler helped to create and then triumphed over the political unrest that plagued post war Germany. During the early years under his leadership, Germany experienced a period of rebirth and pride in the Fatherland. The economy improved greatly and, as witnessed during the 1936 Olympics, the world was introduced to a new Deutschland. The world saw a proud and thriving country rise out of a once devastated enemy. George W. Bush, on the other hand, has taken a country that enjoyed peace and prosperity for almost a decade and trashed it completely.."

Glad you cleared that up.

It goes on and on and on like this, comparing Dick Cheney and Karl Rove and Karen Hughes and FCC Chairman Michael Powell to Goehring and Goebbels . . . why do reputable organizations like MSNBC hire people like Alterman who have so little judgment that they would consider a site like this enlightening? And doesn't a Big Media organization that wants to burnish its image by adding a "blog" still have cause for concern about that image when the blogger in question gives his endorsement to this sort of lunatic rant?

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