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Update on Santelli/Koch link [Mar. 6th, 2009|01:29 pm]
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It appears the Playboy bloggers may have screwed up their investigation badly.

Whether or not their basic premise is correct, they clearly made some bad mistakes and implied things they shouldn't have. Failure of journalism, especially fact checking.

[User Picture]From: mcfnord
2009-03-06 09:35 pm (UTC)
in the end i don't see what the enthusiasm is about anyway. tea party? tea bagger party!! how could derivative traders, who arguably greased the whole crisis, be the source of much wisdom? the policy of this populist would precipitate total banking collapse. indeed crisis breeds simple-minded non-solutions and armies to demand them.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-03-06 09:38 pm (UTC)
The whole "tea party" thing is a big fake "spontaneous" career builder for Santelli. It's just the latest talk radio demagogue bullshit.

They overshot by declaring a vast AstroTurf conspiracy. Looks like the usual empire building with damaging sound bites, instead.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-03-06 10:19 pm (UTC)
I should have said "declaring it to be a vast astroturf conspiracy." my error.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-03-07 02:01 am (UTC)
As you can see I do find the whole thing both ridiculous and sinister.

From my own point of view it's not necessary to assume anything other than Santelli's ambition and CNBC's collusion in setting this thing up. That's bad enough.

And the Koch/Scaife Axis of Money has paid for enough lies and destructive demagoguery in the last 20 years that they're anathema, anyway.
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