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I Got Yer Sincerity Right Here…


No one likes a lying, smarmy faking jerk — especially one that is faking contrition and sincerity.  (H/T to Taylor, where I found the pix.) 

Watch the Crooks and Liars video of Richard Wolffe again — and ask yourself why, if the rest of the media knows about the fact that the President needs a big, ole attitude adjustment — why aren’t they reporting it like Wolffe did?  Contrast Wolffe’s reporting with the bizarro Tweety and Noron Fantasy Island festivus.

And then ask yourself:  even if there were a Mr. Smith Goes to Washington waiting out there in the wings for the Democratic party, how in the hell would anyone ever know about it the way that things are covered in the media these days?

We need a whole new way forward.  And my brain hurts trying to come up with anything workable.  Which is why I’m recommending a read of Jamison Foster’s piece at Media Matters.  Read.  Discuss.  Absorb.

…and get ready, because the battle is just getting started.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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