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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
Amount of trash left in New York City’s Central Park by people attending Earth Day festivities, in tons:
High ocean acidity from rising sea temperatures was causing the ears of baby damselfish to develop improperly; without ears, baby damselfish cannot hear (and thus locate) the reefs where they are meant to grow up.
Colombian author and Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez died at age 87. “You’d be at a bordello,” said the journalist Francisco Goldman, “and the woman would have one book by her bed and it would be Gabo’s.”
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Science’s crisis of faith