Hogan's Alley

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Bush Haters Engage in Rumor Mongering

A single story in the National Enquirer, a source most rational people would be ashamed to wrap fish in, has now transmogrified into a mini-blogstorm. Revealing themselves to have no shame, people who would, in any other context be offended by the introduction of slander into personal or political discussions, are gleefully jumping on the original piece and linking to other sites that in turn link to the original story in an attempt to create the impression that this "news" is a widespread "insider rumor" or quasi-fact.

It is only a matter of time until some brave reporter, let's say David Gregory, asks the President if the "reports" are true. I'll give it a week.

Enquiring minds want to know.

The good news is that the vast majority of voting age Americans really only care about the breakup of Renee Zellwegger and Kenny Chesney. The really important stuff.