Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Fun with our Power Line pals

Shorter John Hinderaker:

Obama said he didn't know about our amazing, awesome Tea Parties. He's a liar! Liaaaaar! Liiiiiiaaaaaaarrrrrr!!!!!! [Weeps uncontrollably, grabs gun]

I can't believe how much fun this is.

And, dude, Obama is tweaking you by feigning ignorance. Bush used to pull that stunt quite a bit. Get a grip.

LATER, FROM THE WISHFUL THINKING DEPT: Both Jammie Wearing Fool and InstaPundit think they've found a nut in a New York Post article that discusses a meeting inside General Electric castigating CNBC for becoming too anti-Obama. Buried deep in that article is this line:

One topic under the microscope, our insider said, was on-air CNBC editor Rick Santelli's rant two months ago about staging a "Chicago Tea Party" to protest the president's bailout programs -- an idea that spawned tax protest tea parties in other big cities, infuriating the White House.

A-ha, say Mr. Fool and Mr. Pundit, the president is infuriated by the Tea Parties! High five!

Uh, except this looks like some muddled writing on the part of the Post and wishful thinking on the part of the Teabaggers -- a deadly combination. Read the line again, and it seems to me that the writer was trying to say that it was the Santelli rant that infuriated the White House. Which would make sense, because, well, remember? Also, I'd think that if the Post had the goods on the president's 'angry' reaction to the glorious Tea parties, they would not have buried it in the third paragraph in a story about GE and CNBC in their "Page Six" gossip section. You know?

I realize this story is in the wingnut tradition of too good to check, but why don't we find out what's really going on? I've sent an email off to Page Six asking to clarify. Not a big deal, but would be interesting to know.

Permalink posted by Jonathan : 5:08 PM

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