Tuesday, April 27, 2004
HoHo Howie Kurtz, my absolute favorite media sock puppet for RNC spin, today offers a textbook example of a Rovian smear blurred through the implausible pretext, in this particular case, of a reporter’s impartial analysis.
I added arrow but CNN added fuzzy filter and lipstick
Of all the burning issues, our Howie, today, is spewing ink and electrons over this shocker:
Kerry leaves people cold.
And, familiar, too, as a retro retooling of Campaign 2000 media scripts about Vice President Gore.
Our Howie, not to be ensnared in partisan weeds, offers several actual reasons for today’s line of spinquiry:
Several pieces have been written…Obviously a few grains of truth here…he's not as natural as Bush…Republican flacks are peddling this line.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, our Howie’s argument is supported by a vague belief that Kerry’s alleged dullness feels like it could be real, an unsupported identification of Bar’s eldest womb fruit as natural, the supposed publication of several unmentioned and linkless articles and, most importantly, Republicans themselves are advancing the anti Kerry line.
These (snicker) rock-solid supports pale next to Howie’s coup de grace:
Reporters are writing these stories because they're not particularly fond of Kerry…This, at bottom, is what the Kerry medals flap is about…whether he is so calculating that he did it deliberately.
Howie, Howie, have you no shame?
With the straight doughy face that protrudes through the opium smoke of your writing, you suggest, without proof, that the actions of a decorated American hero were calculated and self-serving and you imply that the current undecorated President took the election because he was more likable.
April 26th rainbow over Union, Kentucky
I had the good fortune, yesterday, to observe above our home a rainbow more beautiful and vibrant than any I have previously seen.
The photo doesn’t do it justice.
I’m particularly keen, this spring, on the herb Helichrysum italicum also called a Curry Plant.
While not used in the preparation of the Indian spice mixture, this beautiful plant with its resemblance to frosted Rosemary has an intoxicating curry fragrance and medicinal properties.
I’ve read that its taste is unlike Indian curry but I can attest that it is an extremely fragrant little plant and I look forward to watching it grow and flower.
I would also, this sunny day, urge the health conscious and the elderly to visit the BlueberryPower.com Website.
I, personally, have been taking a daily dose of wild blueberry concentrate for about two weeks now with terrific results.
In the immortal words of the Absolutely Fabulous Edwina Monsoon:
Health, health, health, darling!
Check it out.
The concentrate contains substantial levels of the antioxidant melatonin, anthocyanins and bioflavonoids.
Significant evidence shows these substances improve the body’s circadian rhythms, fight cancer and reduce the pain associated with arthritis.
Photos: CNN, blueberrypower.com, mountainvalleygrowers.com