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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
Number of free condoms handed out by the Brazilian government in advance of Carnival this year:
The best way to measure happiness is simply to ask people how happy they are.
Following three weeks of clashes between protesters and government forces that killed at least 17 people, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro announced a two-day extension of Carnival. “Happiness will conquer the embittered,” he said during an appearance at a recreation center.
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“American politics has often been an arena for angry minds.”