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Jon Stewart describes the sexual potency of the Obama-Cheney “duel”on the Daily Show last night : “There is one unifying thread that runs through every strata of our media, and that gives them a collective erection…conflict easily juxtaposed.”
Then this morning’s Washington Post included a classic of the genre, by Dana Milbank. The front-page teaser in the newspaper was “Ali vs. Frazier, Beltway style.” On the web, the teaser was, “The Obama-Cheney Smackdown.” And the orgasmic headline for both: “A Thrilla Near the Hilla.”
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 number of sitcom laughs an American hears during a prime-time season:
Nielsen Media Research (N.Y.C.)/Jim Drake, Night Court (Tarzana, Calif.)/Harper's research
Czech and German deer still do not cross the Iron Curtain.
British economists correlated the happiness of a country’s population with its genetic resemblance to Danes.
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