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June 30, 2004

You Must Stop Causing Problems For Nicholas Kristof

Today Nicholas Kristof explains why you shouldn't call George Bush a liar:

I'm against the "liar" label for two reasons. First, it further polarizes the political cesspool, and this polarization is making America increasingly difficult to govern. Second, insults and rage impede understanding.

Note that neither of Kristof's reasons is "it's not accurate."

Also, it's interesting that he's concerned about America being "difficult to govern." Generally that's a worry held only by people who believe they're doing the governing. So, shape up America -- you're making Nicholas Kristof's life more difficult.

(Later in the column Kristof explains that various untrue statements by Bush are due to "confusion." As in, George Bush is "confused" about whether he normally reads newspaper articles.)

UPDATE: For further (and more extensive and more beautiful) stomping on Kristof, visit The Editors.

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