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Dec 24, 2012

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Phoenix Woman

Lileks has always been a tool, so it's not surprising that he'd defend Bachmann. Contempible, but not surprising.

It's also not surprising that the members of the cruise, instead of engaging in genuine soul-searching, preferred to spend their time propping up and reinforcing the various myths that sit at the foundation of their world view. Chief among them, of course, is the "liberal media" myth, which as Ms. Sorensen notes is particularly laughable with regard to Bachmann as the AP actually put a limit on how much it would fact-check her -- probably in part to avoid getting bombarded flying-monkey style by her fan base.

If the "liberal media" as envisioned by Lileks and his fellow drama junkies actually existed, the Strib's shadowy owners would not have seen fit to keep Lileks and Katherine Kersten while dumping Nick Coleman.

In addition, if the "liberal media" was so all-powerful in the US, the story of Rupert Murdoch's attempt to buy the 2012 presidential election and install David Petraeus as his puppet in the White House would have been the lead story for weeks if not months on every major American network news program and front-page news in every major American newspaper. Instead, it gets buried in the Washington Post's "Style" section and we have to go to the UK's Guardian website to find the most recent coverage thereof: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/dec/20/bernstein-murdoch-ailes-petreaus-presidency

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