I think it’s safe to assume that if Sarah Palin runs for President in 2012, her campaign will actually be a marketing campaign for whatever book or television show she’s hocking at the moment. Perhaps she’ll even sell the right to broadcast a daily behind-the-scenes show of her candidacy. This is what the Mayans predicted: the ultimate fusion of reality television and national politics. It’s a win-win.
What is clear — yet again — is how completely misinformed and propagandized Americans continue to be by the American media, which constantly ”reports” on crucial events in Afghanistan by doing nothing more than mindlessly and unquestioningly passing along U.S. government claims as though they are fact.
CNN conveyed its version of events without the slightest contradiction or doubt, and the NYT simply ignored entirely the claims of the residents of the village — notwithstanding the fact that serious conflicts about what actually took place were known from the very beginning.
“So a guest on Glenn Beck claimed that health reform is racist because it imposes a special tax on indoor tanning salons. That’s ridiculous, of course. Everyone knows that the tanning tax was an act of personal vindictiveness aimed at the House Minority Leader.”—Paul Krugman dropping the oh snap. (via southpol)