i have a few thoughts on the rash of people bitching that reagan's death is overreported.
first, in the category of "methinks they doth protest too much": i've heard alot of people whining that they think it's unfair that the right can prather on and on about how great reagan was, but that they are not allowed to talk about his bad points. but i am yet to hear anyone on the right say anything negative about someone who wishes to (politically, not personally) criticise reagan's administration. in fact, the only criticism i've heard is that these people refuse to say what they're really thinking, they feel the need to lie to us instead. if you have something relevant or substantive to say that is less than positive about reagan, or about bush in comparison to reagan, say it allready. if you can think of a way, somehow, that kerry is the actual heir to the reagan legacy, go for it. but quit bitching about how you aren't allowed to say anything, it's your program, say whatever you like. just be ready to back it up, and if you devolve into pointless namecalling and bashing what many consider a dead hero, then expect to get called on it.
second, in the "there's other more important things to talk about" category: again, it's your program. you want to to talk about something else, go for it. of course, there isn't much really going on out there they can use, so all this plea is "can we stop talking about how great reagan was, we hated him then and just want to get back to pictures of nekkid iraqis." and they know they can't do that, because it will reveal them as the partisan hacks they are, and because the people aren't ready to get back to bashing america in this wave of patriotism yet. but hey, it's your show, you want to go on re-rehashing grabanarab prison and helliburton and bushitler, go for it, just watch your ratings go through the floor.
finally, in the category of "oh shit i just sait what i really think out loud", dan rather: "Once the herd
starts moving in one direction, it's very hard to turn it, even slightly," Rather said. "Nationally, the herd
has grown tremendously."
that's right, you stupid cattle you, i want to talk about naked prisoner pyramids, how dare you spend your time revering a president i hated anyway!
but don't blame dan, he's just mad because "the herd" is spooked by the big black storm clouds around his show, and are furiously stampeding in the other direction.
with props to 4rwws
for the blather quote.