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Thursday, June 02, 2005
 
Why do they care?

Over the last couple of days, I've watched the pretty interesting Republican reaction to the not so interesting news that Mark Felt was Deep Throat. Limbaugh, Hannity, Novak, Noonan, Stein and a host of others have come up with all sorts of terrible things that Mr. Felt was responsible for: The extension of Vietnam. The genocide of the Khmer Rouge. The destruction of our American way of life.

You name it. If it was bad and it happened after Watergate, Mark Felt is responsible for it. Obviously, some kind of Right Wing nerve has been struck, here. The fact that all of these pundits are outraged, that not even the younger ones are saying, "Who gives a crap about this ancient guy who ratted out Nixon?" indicates that the Directive To Attack has been given from Rove Central.

So the logical question to ask is, why? Answer: They are scared shitless.

If the dominant media theme is that Felt is a heroic whistleblower who helped save our country from a dark and troubled time, somebody else might get the idea that it's patriotic to pull the plug on Presidents who lie about war and other matters.

And that would be very bad for our current leadership.
 
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