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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Dispatches from the Culture Wars: CNN's Jeff Greenfield (Deliberately) Misses the Point

From Scienceblogs:

Dispatches from the Culture Wars: Greenfield Misses the Point: At Reason's Hit and Run, Jesse Walker nails CNN analyst Jeff Greenfield for this silly statement:

"For weeks Republicans have been saying, 'Do you really want Charlie Rangel of New York running the Ways and Means Committee, which does taxes? Do you really want John Conyers at the Judiciary Committee? Do you want Nancy Pelosi from San Francisco?'--a code word that has a pretty clear meaning of 'extreme liberal.'"

Uh, no, Jeff. That's not what "San Francisco" is a code word for. It's a code word for "gay".

Why oh why can't we have a better press corps?

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