While the press was out digging up the shocking fact that [Rep. Joe] Wilson has taken No-Doz in the past, “crazy” bloggers were uncovering an actual loon in the House of Czars. 9/11 Truthers are so universally deemed insane that it’s the one issue that conservatives and Bill Maher agree on. That one of them had his hands on $80 billion of stimulus cash seemed like a story to many.
Not NBC Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd. To be fair, reporting on anything negative in the Obama White House is grounds for immediate dismissal at NBC.
On to the ACORN story. The president’s pet group of community organizers (”Just like Jesus!”) has been getting into some trouble recently. Nothing as egregious as Joe Wilson’s shouting, of course, just pondering some teenage prostitution and stuff. Knowing that this is probably merely the tip of the sleaze iceberg, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to cut off federal bucks for ACORN yesterday. I found out about it while being online for ninety seconds to check my email last night. ABC News anchor Charlie Gibson cackled proudly about his ignorance of the story this morning.
Perhaps Charlie was busy perching his glasses on the end of his nose for an interview with Mark Levin, whose book Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto has dominated the New York Times best seller list this year (1 million copies sold as of today).
Or not. If you need to reach Mark, rest assured that he’s not on the phone with any of the network morning show bookers. However, if you’re dying to know what Elizabeth Edwards is up to she’ll be back on in an hour to pimp her book again. When books like Levin’s and Michelle Malkin’s Culture of Corruption shoot to the top of the NYT best seller list, the MSM employs a “if we ignore them they might go away” strategy. Good luck with that.