Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, ponders Bush v. Gore, the Supreme Court case that decided the 2000 presidential election.
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Conservative media has no shame. The big story yesterday in Wingnuttia, was the Obama video that was going to blow this election wide open. Steve Benen tells the story.
The whole mess just reeked of desperation. At issue was a speech Obama delivered in 2007, as a presidential candidate, not at some secret fundraiser, but in front of a large audience at Hampton University. Reporters covered the speech, which wasn’t seen as especially controversial, and all the major networks told the public about Obama’s remarks at the time.
In other words, Drudge, Tucker Carlson, and Sean Hannity formed a strange sort of triumvirate to hype a five-year-old video that everyone already knew about, and which doesn’t include anything interesting anyway.
Perhaps my favorite part of this silliness came when Carlson proudly boasted to Hannity on the air last night, “People will say this has already been reported. Well, actually, it hasn’t been reported. And I know because I reported on it the first time.”
As I said, no shame at all. Issues aside, simply knowing that one side has serial liars like Carlson, Hannity, O’Reilly, Drudge, Savage, Levin, Malkin, Limbaugh and the other village idiots on Fox and beyond championing their cause is reason enough for anyone with a shred of decency and self-respect to question the entire conservative movement.