2 thoughts on “The Kochs and the Nazis

  1. Yes, and look how far the Bush dynasty has come. For example.

    WTF? We’re there, alright. In fact, we never left.

  2. Damn, that’s a backgrounder that vanished into the ether. I wonder if most journalists have had histori-ectomies (and can’t remember the past), or if this is just intellectual laziness. Maybe it’s just a case of present-ism, where anything older than yesterday is not news worthy.

    There was the CNN anchor, who in 2003, cutoff an interviewee when he mentioned that Saddam Hussein had been a longtime tool of US diplomacy in the region during the 1970s and 1980s. “We’ll have none of that conspiracy talk here…,”said Jim Clancy, shutting down the mike.

    At the time, I thought it was censorship. But it was really something more visceral, a technique from the cool kids in high school. It was an adolescent emotional reaction to something that was so out-of-bounds that it had to be instantly dismissed.

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