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From Thursday’s Politico, print version: “Pelosi Wants Stimulus Before Trade.”
Still not as good as TPM Muckraker’s headline back in 2006 after then-House Speaker Denny Hastert voiced support for an investigation into the Mark Foley scandal: “Hastert: I Want a Good, Thorough Probe.”
Muckraker knew what they were doing. But I wonder…was Politico’s headline meant to be ironic?
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Average black-market price in Baghdad of a DVD showing the beheading of a foreigner or Iraqi “collaborator”:
Among U.S. children, whites as young as seven perceive blacks to experience less pain than fellow whites.
In a suburb of Salt Lake City, two sister-wives dressed like ninjas were subdued by a man with a sword after they broke into the home of a child whom their husband had allegedly abused.
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