November 20, 2002

DESPERATION

DESPERATION: Mickey Kaus noted last week that "It's come to this for Democrats," linking to a hilarious form where hysterical lefties can email Olympia Snowe, Lincoln Chafee and Arlen Specter, and beg them to change parties before the eeeevil right-wingers start mobilizing the federal government to drown babies for the fun of it. TomPaine.com ran a version of the plea in an ad on the New York Times editorial page today; Michael Kieschnick's WorkingAssets.com piece is plugged at the bottom. Dave Weigel has an amusing dissection of the simple errors of fact rampant in the piece.

I have to wonder if the NYT would accept editorial-page ads from a right-wing group, whether or not it was equally hysterical and sloppy.

Posted by John Tabin at November 20, 2002 10:34 AM
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