Is there an "H" in Sarah?
Colleague Zach Baron points me to one story from the U.S. press that at least called bullshit after yesterday's faith-in-Palin-based revival meeting hosted by God-pandering John McCain. It's "Attacks, praise stretch truth at GOP convention," from the Associated Press's Jim Kuhnhenn. Among the facts checked regarding Sarah Palin and the performance of her and her touters:
While we're at it, the pesky NYC org FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting), has already done its damnedest to round up examples of the U.S. press's annoying penchant for referring to McCain as a "maverick." In "Maverick No Matter What: McCain's VP pick just reinforces media storyline," FAIR points out, he's called a maverick no matter what he does. Even when he's not being a maverick, which is 99.8 percent of the time.
If it's bathroom humor you want, go to the Daily Show. Jon Stewart did some great fact-checking last night (full episode) on Bill O'Reilly and Karl Rove, and a funny bit about Foghorn Leghorn (Fred Thompson) and Droopy Dog (Joe Lieberman). But John Oliver's report from the Larry Craig Memorial Bathroom takes the urinal cake.