Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Are The Left and The Right The Same?

I think most agree both have their share of loons.

However, the (admittedly leftist) Guardian presents a thought provoking analysis of access versus quantity.

Conservatives invariably trot out filmmaker Michael Moore, cartoonist Ted
Rall, professor Ward Churchill, or Air America radio personalities Mike Malloy
and Randi Rhodes as examples of progressives who prove the myth, but the
comparison is a non-starter.

With the exception of Michael Moore, none of the above could conceivably be
considered household names on the order of Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, or Pat
Robertson - perhaps because none of them have been granted the opportunity and
uncritical access by the MSM to habitually spew hate speech and eliminationist

I also am no fan of Michael Moore, Randi Rhodes or Mike Malloy. But as the Guardian suggests, other than Moore, how many left wing loons are glazed in a mainstream media orgy like the recent whore wallow by Ann Coulter?

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