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Pudding And Pie

Sometimes, the intersection of pudding and pie can produce some interesting results.

Take this from Digby, on the essay that Rick Perlstein did in LATimes. And the follow-up from Tristero on the same subject. Anyone who doesn’t understand the enormous problem we all have dealing with irresponsible, factually inaccurate and off-putting media narratives needs to take some time to read all of this and think about it.

Add to it this from Wolcott, which ends with a classic:

With their lipless smiles and lidless eyes, conservative connivers don’t even bother to disguise their duplicity, so proud and gleeful are they of their little tricks. And why shouldn’t they be, when so many liberal bloggers and pundits are ready to fall for them?

It isn’t enough to just watch and read media reports — you have to also contemplate the reasons and perspectives behind them. And the real reason of all those shiny objects get deployed in the first place…and who really benefits from them. Diversionary tactics with your pudding and pie, anyone?

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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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