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There were no greater crimes of conscience in this country yesterday than David Broder’s dream of a another war because killing people abroad will create jobs for ‘muricans.

But the earlier anger of the week was nearly as bad. ABC tried to sneak Andrew Breitbart in as part of its news analysis of the election. It then back-peddled as fast as possible, saying oh, he’s just one of many.

But look at this weaselly quote:

ABC News’ David Ford told Media Matters: “He will be one of many voices on our air, including Bill Adair of Politifact. If Andrew Breitbart says something that is incorrect, we have other voices to call him on it.”

First of all, no you won’t call him on anything.

Second, only in the world of the Village the last thirty years has a right-wing propagandist been countered by a non-partisan “fact-checking” guy. Never a liberal. Can’t. Have. That.

God forbid Jane Hamsher, Duncan Black, Marcy Wheeler, or Digby be allowed to speak on broadcast television in the presence of the “esteemed” Andrew Breitbart.

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Attaturk

In 1949, I decided to wrestle professionally, starting my career in Texas. In my debut, I defeated Abe Kashey, with former World Heavyweight boxing Champion Jack Dempsey as the referee. In 1950, I captured the NWA Junior Heavyweight title. In 1953, I won the Chicago version of the NWA United States Championship. I became one of the most well-known stars in wrestling during the golden age of television, thanks to my exposure on the Dumont Network, where I wowed audiences with my technical prowess. I was rumored to be one of the highest paid wrestlers during the 1950s, reportedly earning a hundred thousand dollars a year. My specialty was "the Sleeper Hold" and the founding of modern, secular, Turkey.

Oops, sorry, that's the biography of Verne Gagne with a touch of Mustafa Kemal.

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