* By Lounge Lizard
In a recent post, On Palin's Sambo Comment, Manny draws our attention yet again to the main-stream media's (MSM's) willingness to publish unverified rumour and innuendo if it happens to suit their generally left-wing political agenda. The latest target is, of course, Sarah Palin, a backwoods yokel who confesses, horror upon horror, to being a Christian and who just happens to be in charge of an administration with some 15,000 employees, net assets of over $US 50 billion and revenues of over $US 14 billion per annum.
By now we've become inured to the media's persistent failure to undertake elementary fact-checks and its constant repetition of falsehoods, especially when reporting on Republicans in the US generally and George W. Bush in particular.
George W. Bush’s plastic turkey has ruled the global mediascape, from the Guardian to Pravda and the ABC, from the Sydney Morning Herald to the New York Times. This mighty bird, feasting on rich crops of gullibility and ignorance, may outlive the Bush administration. For as long as there are those who believe, the plastic turkey will remain forever real!