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Saturday, April 28, 2012

"Let's Just Say It..."

Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein, in their article in the Washington Post , have broken with the distorting “both-sides-do it” tradition of news analysis and have assigned most of the blame for our dysfunctional politics on the extreme views held within the Republican Party.
Newspapers don’t like to offer blame
Views that are one-sided can inflame
Members of the group that gets the hit
Stemming from a fault they won’t admit.

Now the Post relents and takes a stand:
Power politics got out of hand
Mostly due to lies on our TV
Posted mainly by the GOP.

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