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super-recal-ifornication ahnold-ally-doosky [Oct. 6th, 2003|06:56 pm]
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I got my money's worth out of my basic cable tonight, watching Ann Coulter defend Arnold Schwarzenegger. The best part is she didn't really defend him. She just rolled her eyes and said that the L A Times was a tool of the Democratic Party. By the way, if you have a strong stomach you can read her columns on line. Her writing is so awful that I can't imagine anyone claiming her as a paradigm of their political philosophy, even if she is a skinny, horsey-looking blonde. She seems to think, among other things, that she scores big when she accuses John Kerry of looking French.

What really, truly mystifies me about all the Groper-gate stuff is that I read about it in Salon.com months ago. Even the 'admiring Hitler' comments. And the guys on CNN are shocked that this is 'coming out' right before the election. Virtually everything that's blowing up now about him was apparently well known before he even announced he was going to run.

I just need to not watch the news, and watch old movies instead. I've got a 30 year record of bitching about conditions in the world and not doing anything about it; to follow it as closely as I do just makes me feel even more powerless and ineffectual.

[User Picture]From: bitterwhiteguy
2003-10-06 05:58 pm (UTC)
I've found that reading books on politics/environment/etc. is far more enjoyable and rewarding. While there are some books that are obviously one-sided and myopic(like Ann Coulter's books), it seems the signal to noise ratio is much higher than most TV news shows.
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From: elkay
2003-10-07 02:32 pm (UTC)
agreed. i enjoy books much much more than tv.

and even reading the single-sided can be educational, if you are in opposition and can stomach, it obviously.

i'm excited about _dude, where's my country_ regardless of anyone's reactionary prattle about michael moore. it's interesting stuff being covered by angles which aren't covered by the conservative press.
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[User Picture]From: chaircrusher
2003-10-07 03:04 pm (UTC)
books are ok; tv is immediate. i don't trust political books that much. michael moore might be on the side of the angels, but he plays fast and loose with the truth.
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[User Picture]From: bitterwhiteguy
2003-10-07 03:04 pm (UTC)
As long as he doesn't attempt to show it as a 'documentary', sure.
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