Sunday, September 29, 2013

Why this is happening

New York Times: "Back then, Rupert Murdoch's Fox News Channel was a year from its debut, Andrew Breitbart was a lowly assistant at E! Online, and The Drudge Report was an obscure gossip and news digest sent by e-mail -- to the lucky few who had e-mail. But today, a fervent group of conservatives -- bloggers, pundits, activists and even members of Congress -- is harnessing the power of the Internet, determined to tell the story of the current budget showdown on its terms."

We've all complained about the media bubble that the wingers live in. Now here it is, in full display. They believe so strongly in the power of their own voices that they are sure Romney is going to win this time - sorry, I meant they are going to succeed in blaming Obama for the government shutdown.

Feynman said, "The first principle of science is not fooling yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool." That the Republican party is both anti-science and now finds itself in the position of believing its own hype is not coincidental.

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