Double standards and Doublespeak

There is no scientific instrument capable of measuring the depths of right-wing Republican hypocrisy and double-standards:

Isn’t It Funny How Hannity And FOX News Never Cared About Giuliani’s Criminal Partners?

It was another night of Obama-bashing on Hannity & Colmes tonight. All that hammy outrage from Sean Hannity about how Barack Obama’s pastor reflected poor judgment on Obama’s part got me thinking about Rudy Giuliani. He didn’t just associate with Bernard Kerik, he appointed Kerik to a high spot in the Giuliani administration, later became partners with him and even recommended him to be head of the Department of Homeland Security. Kerik was also a cad in addition to be being a crook. And then there’s another Giuliani partner, Monsignor Alan Placa, accused of sexually abusing children and helping to cover up other abuses by priests. Yet not only was Giuliani given a pass on FOX about that “poor judgment,” Kerik was repeatedly welcomed on the “fair and balanced” network, even after he pleaded guilty to accepting illegal gifts from a company associated with the Mob.

Republicans are simply never responsible for their associations no matter how entangled. Yet if a Democrat bought a slurpee at the same convenience store as some scoundrel back in 1994 that means they’re joined at the hip.

Whatever Hillary Clinton’s faults only the kool-aid drinking Vince Foster was murdered crowd would believe that she has some illegal act of thuggery cooked up to somehow take Obama out of the race, but the media likes the sound of it so why let ethics hold them back, Media run with anonymous claim that Clinton win “will require exercising the ‘Tonya Harding’ option”

Following a March 25 report by ABC News senior national correspondent Jake Tapper on his ABCNews.com blog, Political Punch, that an anonymous Democratic Party official claimed, regarding Sen. Hillary Clinton, “Her securing the nomination is certainly possible — but it will require exercising the ‘Tonya Harding option,’ ” numerous media figures have repeated the reference — some going so far as to assert that the purported “Tonya Harding option” is a specific strategy adopted by the Clinton campaign.

Who knows maybe someone that runs the copy machine had a few beers at lunch and thought it sounded like something kool to say, but did it come from a top Clinton adviser and is that in fact the name the Senator has given to a specfic strategy. The networks have produced no proof to that effect, but it grabs viewers attention who will in turn be more eyeballs for the commercials that pay these hacks six figure salaries.

Chris Heavy Duty Spin Cycle Wallace echoes the right-wing noise machine, Fox’s Chris Wallace Echoes White House Spin, Claims Basra Violence Is ‘Good News’

On Thursday, President Bush declared that the violence currently engulfing the southern Iraqi city of Basra is “very positive” because it shows that the Iraqi government “is willing to take on elements that believe they are beyond the law.” On the same day, White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said that clashes in Basra are “a credit not only to the Iraqis, but to the success of the surge.”

Violence is down, the surge is working. Violence is up, the surge is working. The Ministry of Truth has that gold leaf embossed certificate for accomplishments above and beyond for the successful use of doublespeak on its way.

Cherry Blossoms wallpaper. The cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. around the Thomas Jefferson Memorial were a gift from Japan in 1912.

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