Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Taking the Oath

Some wingnut talkshow host by the name of Dennis Prager, whoever the fuck that is, has tried to stir up a little religio-racist tempest by saying that newly-elected Muslim congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) has refused to take the oath of office on a Bible and will use a Quran instead.

Oh my god! It's the end of civilization as we know it!

Naturally this is red meat to the Moron-American/Racist-Knuckledragger audience that these guys naturally play to, and it's had its desired effect. Now the MSM has picked up on it, repeating the statement that Ellison has said he'll use the Quran, and the left is now weighing in with a defense of religious liberty, blah blah blah.

Too bad that no one even bothers to do the slightest amount of research, or they would have learned that NO ONE SWEARS ON A BIBLE when they take the oath of office.

Back in the day, when I was still an aspiring hack, we were a drunken cynical lot but even we could be counted on to do at least a minimum of research on a story.

But that's too much to expect now. The wingnuts lie. They lie all the time. They will be lying even more now that their party is no longer in power in the marbled halls of Congress, and the goddamn MSM/SCLM will continue to be enablers and allow them to get away with it.

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

Good thing he doesn't work for CBS or his career would be over and he would be doing hard time. He actually lied about his report.