Monday, June 12, 2006

Pumpkinhead Follies

So, Pumpkinhead Russert believes that National Review's Byron York is an interesting, objective observer of American politics. He probably also thinks that McDonalds is a fine steakhouse. Seriously, York's latest "book" is entitled The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy and is published by Crown Forum, purveyors of such right wing porn as Ann Coulter, L. Brent Bozell and John Podhoretz.

Like any good American, I felt the urge to write Timmay a love letter. The text is below.

I am writing to express my bafflement with something said by Mr. Russert yesterday. His comment was an introduction to a question for National Review's Byron York. Mr. Russert said, "Byron York, you’re a conservative writer, but a—an interesting, objective observer of American politics." As I read the transcript I nearly fell out of my chair. Does Mr. Russert not actually read Mr. York? Or, is this another example of the media's willingness to give cover to right wing pundits and "journalists"?

Perhaps Mr. Russert should check out York's bibliography. If so, he would see that Mr. York's latest tome is entitled The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy- The Untold Story of How Democratic Operatives, Eccentric Billionaires, Liberal Activists, and Assorted Celebrities Tried to Bring Down a President- and Why They'll Try Even Harder Next Time. Surely, such a book title is not in line with what should expect from an "interesting, objective observer of American politics."

Then again, I am not surprised that the same host who forced Senator Obama to defend Harry Belafonte yet refuses to hold Republican officeholders accountable for the likes of Coulter, Falwell et. al. would believe that York is both interesting and objective. What a sad commentary on the state of today's media.


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