Sunday, May 30, 2004

Trolling for fools

Hal Crowther's work appears in various alternative newspapers around the nation, and I only wish he had a wider audience. I don't think anyone musters up righteous indignation quite as effectively as Crowther. A sample, from his latest screed:

I don't think it's accurate to describe America as polarized between Democrats and Republicans, or between liberals and conservatives. It's polarized between the people who believe George Bush and the people who do not. Thanks to some contested ballots in a state governed by the president's brother, a once-proud country has been delivered into the hands of liars, thugs, bullies, fanatics and thieves. The world pities or despises us, even as it fears us. What this election will test is the power of money and media to fool us, to obscure the truth and alter the obvious, to hide a great crime against the public trust under a blood-soaked flag. The most lavishly funded, most cynical, most sophisticated political campaign in human history will be out trolling for fools. I pray to God it doesn't catch you.

Also worthwhile is his denunciation of Faux News.


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