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Thursday, June 03, 2004

Anyone out there remember the name "Howell Raines"? Howell Raines used to be the executive editor of The New York Times. Yes, that's the American "Newspaper of Record". Is Howell Raines Conservative or Liberal? To answer this question, let's look at this column that he wrote recently in "The Guardian", one of the UK's numerous Left Wing, America-hating news sources.

Kerry represents the liberal, charitable wing of the Privilege party and George W represents the conservative, greedy wing of the Privilege party...

Two and a quarter centuries into its history as a nation, America has the most unfair tax system ever and the greatest gap ever between rich and poor. Even a real populist, however, would have trouble taking on these issues frontally. As Al From of the Democratic Leadership Council noted, Americans aren't antagonistic toward the rules that protect the rich because they think that in the great crap-shoot of economic life in America, they might wind up rich themselves...

Using that promise as disinformation, he must now figure out a creative way to become a redistributionist Democrat. As a corporation-bashing populist, I'd like to think he could do that by promising to make every person's retirement as secure as Cheney's investment in Halliburton. But that won't sell with the sun-belt suburbanites. Not being a trained economist like, say, Arthur Laffer, I can't figure out the exact legerdemain that Kerry ought to endorse. But greed will make folks vote for Democrats if it's properly packaged, just as it now makes them vote Republican,

Howell's column fits in perfectly with the other Leftist babble on "The Guardian", which hosts op ed pieces from people like Fidel Castro. Yes, that's right. Fidel Castro. If you think I'm exaggerating, click here.

This obviously bitter, angry Left Wing Bush hater was an editor at America's most prominent newspaper. One of the many that Liberals just can't admit is Left of center, no matter how obvious it is. If "The New York Times" came printed on red paper with a hammer and sickle stamped on it, then Liberals would still insist that it was a perfectly unbiased paper. Watching Liberals deny the the existence of a Liberal news media reminds me of the scene in Monty Python's "The Holy Grail", where the knight fighting King Arther gets all of his limbs hacked off, but he still insists that he hasn't lost the fight.

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