...but that has never stopped me. Tony Blair is stepping down and had the temerity to say that the press had behaved less than properly... a setback became a "crisis", a sharp retort became a "meltdown". You get the idea. The British press responded across the board by saying that it was necessary to do these things because of how aggressively Blair's administration had tried to "spin" their message. "The people need to know the truth" said the Guardian. "It was necessary to take the proper political stand against the war because Blair had taken such an active stand for the war" is what the Independent said in response (or paraphrased).
Amazing. Essentially, the British Press is now on record as saying that it is responsible journalism to take a position and to not allow a mere politician to create a message that the Press opposes. Talk about spin. Did you see the latest poll where US journalists give to Democrats over Republicans by a ratio of 9:1? Should that be something to be concerned about?
A friend sent me this link:
It describes how a group of Lefty Practical Jokers posed as Exxon officials to propose that they could create oil out of dead humans... "vivoleum" they called it, to a group of industry executives in Canada.
I sure wish there were a fun bunch of libertarian or Righty practical jokers this creative. Of course, rather than being escorted off stage, they would be torn limb from limb by raging "Tolerant Lefties", I suspect.