Monday, September 21, 2009

What A Barone!

Michael Barone, author of the Almanac of Made-Up Shit About Politics, rewrites history faster than Harvard scrubs the name Barone from its buildings:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has warned us that there's a danger that intense rhetoric can provoke violence, and no decent person wants to see harm come to our president or other leaders. But it's interesting that the two most violent incidents at this summer's town hall meetings came when a union thug beat up a 65-year-old black conservative in Missouri and when a liberal protester bit off part of a man's finger in California.

These incidents don't justify a conclusion that all liberals are violent. But they are more evidence that American liberals, unused to hearing dissent, have an impulse to shut it down.

Mikey has aged Fraudney King at least 20 years. He also fails to note that the Californian lost his finger after punching someone in the face, and that there is at least a dispute as to whether Fraudney was the initial aggressor. But Barone's never been a fan of facts.

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