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Friday, August 14, 2009

When Did Americans Turn into a Bunch of Raving Lunatics?

That's the headline in a series of stories about the anti-Obama forces by Esquire's political columnist. He delves into the personalities driving the "birther" movement and other kinds of dementia that possess what seem to be otherwise nice folks.

Members of the main stream media are doing what journalists are supposed to do and are fact-checking the dreck being generated about health care and other issues that Obama has put on the agenda. As we've been claiming all along, the issues are just pretexts to give vent to deeper, more troubling moral pathologies that infect Americans.

The New York Times has an in-depth article about where the "death panel" lie got started and who is propagating it.

The Columbia Journalism review has started a column to track the misinformation created about health-care reform.

Even the White House has launched its own website to counteract the diarrhea pandemic among the dingbat caucus.

These efforts may give some succor to those who long for sanity, but does anyone think those who live in delusions want to go there?

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