Right here is a humorous, or sad, depending on one's perspective, story/discussion on a number of right-wing blogs that see a piece in the NYT Travel Section on Cheney and Rumsfeld vacation homes as a secret plot to aid al Qaeda in the assassination of administration officials. I'm not kidding. Michelle Malkin, Powerline, Front Page and others are insisting that a puff piece is a not-so-covert action by the Times to disclose supposedly top secret undisclosed locations of the reviled duo. This is proof positive, somehow, of the press' ongoing "war" against America Herself.
The feverish conspiracy theories are coming fast and furious from all corners, as some blogs are now retaliating by calling for the addresses of photographers and reporters to be published and "hunted down."
How stupid have we become? And how low will we be brought by our own hands?
Two things to remember (if remember is the right word. This should be fundamental, like needing to remember one's own name): 1)The President is not the country and opposing his policies is neither treason nor a wish to see the country defeated. 2)Sometimes, there are people who do indeed wish for the US to be brought low. These people have their own pathology, but unless they are actively engaged in the attempted overthrow of the government, or planning actions against administration officials (or conversely, critics) they're just blowing smoke. It shouldn't be that difficult to tell the difference.