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Tuesday, August 24, 2004

I have a vague, dawning sense of hope that the sheer ludicrousness of the Swift Bunnies' charges might finally be the last straw for Big Media.

Atrios has the lead on this one, linking to editorials here and here, pointing to an obvious 'new' line of discussion in USA Today here. That's a fine start.

It's also a good sign that the Swift Bunnies second ad -- the one about Kerry's Winter Soldier testimony -- has been somewhat plowed under by the general controversy.

But they are just tokens. Even if, en masse, the entire staff of CNN rises up and shouts, "The Swift Boat Veterans are lying!", it won't be enough.

The real litmus test will come when the Pubs launch their next smear campaign. Will the media fall back into line? Or will they sneer, "Fool me once, shame on you" in Karl Rove's direction?

His shit don't work if the media don't throw it for him.

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