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Thursday, August 14, 2003
Fair and balanced. Well, someone has to be. It sure as heck ain't that "news" network that claims to have trademarked that phrase... And worse, they claim Franken isn't funny. Guess why the book is called Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them? Of course, Faux isn't really lying, not from their POV -- they just don't get the joke. What they refuse to 'fess up to is that the reason why they don't get the joke is that they are the joke.

This flap almost outdoes the California recall election for shallowness and meanspiritedness. Almost.

UPDATE: Yahoo! News and AP report that there are 135 candidates in the California recall/gubernatorial race. The good news is that "nearly half of the 247 applicants were eliminated for filing improper paperwork." The bad news is that there are really 136 candidates counting the guy who's already in there, who was elected last November, and whose term supposedly runs another 3 and a half years. OK, maybe Davis is not a great governor, but part of what he's taking the rap for is Not His Fault, namely the economy. Most if not all of the other 49 states are also having shortfalls. Let's give credit where it's due. Unfortunately we can't recall Dubya.

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