Saturday, February 28, 2009

There's No Place Like Home

(That's Keene helping Liasson Get Home)

Mara Liasson got back to Kansas CPAC on Friday morning. Surrounded by kindred spirits, she apparently felt no reason to even pretend to be a journalist - instead just reiterated the talking points of the speakers and organizers of the event:
  • "The keynote speaker at CPAC, Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin was attacking the stimulus bill, or what he called the 787 billion dollar monstrosity."
  • "....indeed Keene [President of the American Conservative Union which sponsors the CPAC event] says, conservatives are feeling liberated because George W. Bush - who many on the right felt undermined their cause - was out of office."
No real surprise, but it's worth checking out the comments to the story on NPR's site:
  • Mark Ace (Poldark) notes how in spite of conservatives running the country for at least the last 14 years, Mara didn't ask one challenging question. He asks, "How about assigning an interviewer who actually asks a material question rather than just transmitting the talking points of the conference?"
  • Grumpy Demo (Former NPR member), who has posted here, provides two links that reveal the rather nasty side of the CPAC which, of course, Mara didn't note in her report.

3 comments:

Liberality said...

Anymore I just listen to the BBC and even that I have to take with a grain of salt.

big!pink!fuzzy!munchkin! said...

Oh jeez, more hideous (source material)-but-hilarious photo-shop "wizardry."

Porter Melmoth said...

If Keena the Good Witch hadn't been there to protect Mara the Small And Meek, you can bet that, with a smug face like hers, the Munchkins would've dropped a house on her. But not Toto, too.