Watching Alan Grayson defend himself against the likes of Alex Castellanos, Wolf Blitzer, Joe Johns, and Gloria Borger, with only an occasional assist from James Carville, who can’t exactly call his wife “a nut job,” I was struck by how Alan defended himself from the false equivalence attack of the punditocracy. When these folks tried to establish a false equivalence narrative and attempted to characterize Alan as a “nut job” behaving the same way as Joe Wilson and the birther and death panel types, Alan defended himself by saying that unlike these folks he was telling the truth and “truth is an absolute defense.” And every time that attack came up he just wrapped himself in the truth again, and refused to give an inch to the media mavens.
|By: GregoriusU Thursday October 1, 2009 6:42 am|
More Man of the Hour Alan Grayson coverage–or lack thereof…
|By: TheLeftNut Tuesday September 22, 2009 4:31 am|
What’s wrong with this picture.
|By: GregoriusU Thursday September 17, 2009 6:32 am|
Analogy question: Kanye West is to jackass as Joe Wilson is to _____?
|By: SkeeterVT Thursday September 17, 2009 2:16 am|
CBS and Bloomberg Polls Show Obama’s Health-Care Speech Halted Weeks-Long Slide in His Job-Approval Ratings, With Most Americans Praising President’s Handling of Issue, But Remaining Sharply Divided on Whether His Plans Will Succeed; Gallup Poll Finds Sharp Disapproval of Wilson’s ‘You Lie!’ Outburst — Even Among Republicans — But the Race Issue Won’t Go Away
|By: GregoriusU Monday September 14, 2009 6:46 am|
Did Joe Wilson forget he voted for the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, which provides reimbursements to hospitals providing treatment to uninsured illegal aliens? Oh, wait, that was a Republican bill…
|By: SkeeterVT Monday September 14, 2009 4:08 am|
Representative Joe Wilson Is Reportedly a Member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a ‘Southern Heritage’ Group Taken Over in the Last Decade By Radical White Supremacists Who Defend Slavery As ‘A Benign Institution;’ He Also Denounced as a ‘Smear’ the True Claim of Biracial Daughter of Late Senator and Ex-Segregationist Strom Thurmond
|By: wigwam Friday September 11, 2009 11:17 pm|
Baucus and Conrad have implied that, at the time of Obama gave his speech, their bill lacked sufficient guarantees to make his claim true.
|By: FrankSharry Friday September 11, 2009 2:17 pm|
Will Joe Wilson get to write the upcoming Immigration reform bill, too?