Raging Right Wing Republican

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Monday, October 30, 2006

CNN headline: Lynn Cheney novel churns controversy in Senate race

Webb's novel is mentioned briefly towards the end.

Lynn Cheney's novel causes controversy in Senate race.

Who'd have thought that this could've been so easily turned against a non-politician not even in the race?

Well played, CNN. Very well played.

I also like how the article quotes Webb and other Democrats insisting the book features "graphic" scenes of lesbian sex, and that Cheney denies this.

I guess it's an open controversy! He said, she said.

Except it's not. If the passages were so graphic, CNN would quote them just like Webb's "penis in mouth" passages to settle the dispute. But they don't, leaving it to the reader's imagination to make up for it. I read the supposedly "graphic" passages and they aren't graphic.

I've noticed a pattern. It always seems to go the same way.
1) Liberals cry foul over something absurd.

2) They they use this as a justification to push something nasty they would've pushed anyway. (If no immediate source of fake outrage is available, they claim they had to do this to "get tough.")

3) The media goes after the story like gangbusters, sparing the Democrats the inevitable loss of favorability rating for going so negative. So it's a win-win for the Democrats -- they get the fruits of negative campaigning without any of the drawbacks, because it's the media doing it for them.
And besides, we're playing by the Democrats' own rules. Just listen to what Keith Olbermann had to say about sex scenes from Scooter Libby's book:
"We have beaten the hell out of Libby for this, and deservedly so. If a Democratic White House official had written this book, his head would be on a pike somewhere."
Well, now a Democrat has written that kind of book, and far worse. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. So it's funny how quickly the Democrats have rediscovered the irrelevance of fiction writing, at the same time that they're attempting to shift the spotlight onto Lynn Cheney's deranged scribbling. Not that there's anything wrong with that!


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