Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Cenk Uygur : NBC Says Sky is Blue

In addition to often being able to exceed even me in his utter contempt for right-wingers in our country, Cenk Uygur is one of those writers who often makes me say "damn, I wish I'd written that."

When NBC News came out yesterday and decided to start calling what's going on in Iraq a "civil war," I wondered how long it would be before they were willing to declare that it was Monday and that Britney Spears will marry at least five more times before she turns 30.

But, as he so often does, Cenk hits the nail on the head for me -- an excerpt:
Although the US government and Iraqi authorities have been insisting that the sky is red for months, NBC after much deliberation has decided to call the sky blue. Other news outlets have not come to the same conclusion yet.

When the Washington Post was asked why they are still calling the sky red, they said they knew the sky was blue but they didn't feel comfortable calling it blue when Iraqi government officials were still calling it red.

Tony Snow vociferously objected to NBC's biased coverage of the sky. He said calling the sky blue would only encourage it to be more blue. Snow added that if NBC persists in calling the sky blue, the terrorists would win.
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