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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
Chances that a doctor’s diagnosis of Lyme disease is erroneous:
Engineers were said to be at greater risk of becoming terrorists.
A deaf dog belonging to a deaf owner was shot and killed in Alabama, and an Indiana dog’s skin troubles were found to be caused by an allergy to humans. “It’s just not his fault,” said the owner of Lucky Dog Retreat.
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