Then he turns around and posts this little piece a few hours later.
The machine at work
Paul Krugman on the wurlitzer’s sliming of Graeme Frost:
All in all, the Graeme Frost case is a perfect illustration of the modern right-wing political machine at work, and in particular its routine reliance on character assassination in place of honest debate. If service members oppose a Republican war, they’re “phony soldiers”; if Michael J. Fox opposes Bush policy on stem cells, he’s faking his Parkinson’s symptoms; if an injured 12-year-old child makes the case for a government health insurance program, he’s a fraud.
So, which is it? Is it OK to bash Larry Craig and attempt to assassinate his character? Or should you not be bashing Craig?
You stepped in a big pile of doo-doo on that one, Gil.
The phony soldiers story was discredited a long time ago. The Michael J Fox story was also discredited a long time ago. Are Republicans bashing a 12 year old? No! They are bashing the SCHIP extension ideas and concepts - not the 12 year old child that Democrats propped up in public view as their "perfect example".
Gil really needs to get outside more often and read something other than Paul Krugman or Andrew Sullivan. I often wonder to myself if he has actually ever listened to Rush Limbaugh, since all the stories he's mentioned come from that program.
Just in case, Gil...here is a link. Try reading it with an open mind, for once.
On the plus side, Gil's blogging this weekend will be "light to non-existent", according to his most recent entry at the time of this posting. Good. I hope he leans toward "non-existent". Because all he is is a regurgitating hack with no skills.
Follow-ups and related stories:
Michael J Fox story
The Real Phony Soldiers
Five Key Myths Told About SCHIP
Dems view Bush veto on SCHIP program as a victory for themselves
SCHIP of Fools