Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Manufacturing Reality, Part I

Consider the latest media deconstruction from our hero Christopher Allbritton.

Go read the whole article, because it's long and it's got a lot of important things to say. Here's the Mojowire summary: some joker 'enhanced' the recent smack by Paul Bremer about CPA accomplishments in Iraq, and the wingnuts at Newsmax and Freeperville are treating it like it's the real thing, without realizing they're being hoaxed.

Make sure you read all the way down to the end where you get to the point where the enhanced version of the document concludes...
Now, take into account that many people in our government and media continue to claim on a daily basis on national TV that this conflict has been a failure. Taking everything into consideration, even the unfortunate loss of our sons and daughters in this conflict, do you think any other country in the world could have accomplished as much as the United States and its coalition partners have in so short a period of time?

Apparently, some of you really do need the <sarcasm></sarcasm> markup tags around your news-like product before you will get the joke. (It's really too bad that so many of you with this disorder are salaried journalists working for commercial news organizations, but we'll get into that later...)

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