How do Republican hacks cope with defeat? Their beloved President is as lost as a lone sheep. His Iraq “policy” is in shambles. He’d probably look more comfortable before an international war crimes tribunal in The Hague. When journalists and commentators are so tied to a disastrous ideology (though some still advocate more “sacrifice”), their credibility is as shattered as an Iraqi murdered by American soldiers. Now this:
Forget Keith Olbermann’s “Worst Person In The World” contest — it’s now been completely upstaged by a new Sunday contest on Fox: Sean Hannity’s “Enemy of the State” award. Last night, Hannity’s new Sunday night program aired for the first time, and from here on he’ll award his “Enemy of the State” prize — a term originating with ancient Roman dictators placing bounties on rivals — on whatever red-state abortionist, anti-war activist, or run-of-the-mill Democrat who has attracted Hannity’s ire that week. Imagine Hannity in that famous Twilight Zone episode, as the ranting Chancellor putting to death the old librarian portrayed by Burgess Meredith, and you’ll get the idea.
Perhaps the next logical step is to send the lynch mob around to any individual who dares criticise a President or his policies (views shared by the majority of the American people, by the way.)
We have similarly deluded fools in Australia. These people are no longer legitimate commentators; they’re hacks soon looking for a new drone to latch onto.