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March 20, 2003

The greatest piece of 21st century journalism thus far: As Paul Krugman reminds us. Staggering to recall that this was published on January 18, 2001. [11:02 PM]
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Stefan Jones ::: (view all by) ::: March 21, 2003, 01:32 AM:

Holy crap, I'd forgotten that one.

zizka ::: (view all by) ::: March 21, 2003, 01:46 AM:

I also remember "US vows to defeat whoever it is we're at war with" about 9/25/01 or so. I really wondered if they could come back at all, but they came back quicker and stronger than anyone.

Dave Bell ::: (view all by) ::: March 21, 2003, 08:14 AM:

Bush's America seems to have pretty low standards of journalism...

The political rhetoric seems to bit sub-standard too. At least, so my father says, when Churchill spoke about the "bloody tracks of Hitler's tanks", you wanted some of what he'd been drinking.

Barry ::: (view all by) ::: March 21, 2003, 10:01 AM:

From the 2000 'election' on, the most accurate
domestic US commentary has been provided by the comedians: the Onion, John Stewart (the Daily Show, a news paroday), Bill Maher, etc.

For the rest of it, the best comment was:
'welcome to the virtual one-party state'.

Alan Bostick ::: (view all by) ::: March 21, 2003, 05:18 PM:

It's the contrapositive of Paul Krassner's oft-stolen quip about how tough it was to be a satirist in a world this crazy: the satirists turn out to be the only ones who got it right.