Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Double Standard [reloaded]
Geoffrey Dickens is right. As he writes on Newsbusters (the fantastic Media Research Center's blog), when Pat Robertson asked for the United States to think about assassinating the Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, media chased him like a pack of rabid wolves, but when Al Franken "jokes" about the execution of Bush, Rove and Libby (he did it again yesterday on NBC, after Letterman), nobody says anything. That's weird, because Robertson and Franken do the same job: both are low-level comedians.