ABC NEWS Smears Swift Boat Veterans for Truth with Slanderous News Article
The canard that the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth was a “smear campaign” is so well accepted by Big Media that ABC NEWS feels comfortable in portraying the Swifties’ ad campaign as “slanderous” and “smear ads.”
These characterizations appear in a “straight” news story about the recess appointment of an ambassador who gave money to the group, and had his nomination nixed by a petty group of Retaliacrats bent on extracting some pathetic, small revenge.
I don't usually slum it, but I was trolling over at Evil Screeching Viper Woman's Site for something else, and accidentally clicked on this.
Glaringly confused Mr Patterico? Or willfully obtuse?
I offer you two arguments.
Reality Based Community
The source of the term is a quotation in an October 17, 2004, New York Times Magazine article by writer Ron Suskind, quoting an unnamed aide to George W. Bush:
The aide said that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." ...
"That's not the way the world really works anymore," he continued. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out.
We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."
Reality Has A Well Known Liberal Bias
“Reality has a well-known liberal bias.”Watch Stephen Colbert’s routine at the White House Correspondent Dinner. April 30, 2006
Now go take a couple Ambien, snuggle up on the couch with your dvds of "Rat Patrol"and your 12 of Mikes' Hard Lemonade.
Mother will make it all better in the morning.
*** At least he got the date right.