“George W. Bush was a much better pilot.”

Sometimes I just have to love Rolling Stone Magazine. It’s so unabashedly biased in its political views. Gone are the days when David Foster Wallace could express his moral ambivalence about the McCain 2000 ticket in RS. In this election the magazine is clearly taking sides. But so are the rest of us. Which is why I’m reading Rolling Stone online instead of Right Wing Rock Quarterly or Preaching to the Other Choir Dispatch.

I devoured Rolling Stone’sMake-Believe Maverick” by Tim Dickinson and its sister article “Mad Dog Palin” by Matt Taibbi with the same delight I usually reserve for reading scathing book reviews (even if I liked the book!).

“McCain says his life changed while he was in Vietnam, and he is now a different man,” [Lieutenant Colonel John] Dramesi says today. “But he’s still the undisciplined, spoiled brat that he was when he went in.” –Dickinson

Not only is Sarah Palin a fraud, she’s the tawdriest, most half-assed fraud imaginable, 20 floors below the lowest common denominator, a character too dumb even for daytime TV — and this country is going to eat her up, cheering her every step of the way. All because most Americans no longer have the energy to do anything but lie back and allow ourselves to be jacked off by the calculating thieves who run this grasping consumer paradise we call a nation. –Taibbi

This is entertaining stuff. And isn’t that what journalism is all about? Making me giggle?

When I’m not crying?

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