"...I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me..." [Deuteronomy 5:8-10]

Monday, August 02, 2004

Neocons & Flip-Flopping
I saw Outfoxed last night... Fox's corruption of journalism for political ends is scary... But scarier still is that many hardline conservatives in the US just don't care... They like their news biased. They assume that every other media outlet is biased agains them - so what does it matter if Fox is cheerleading for "their team"?

One particularly weird rumour doing the net rounds just now is that George W Bush is hooked on antidepressents. There's no evidence beyond speculation and unnamed sources - but there's some eye-popping detail about Bush's former life which by itself seems pretty scary.

On these points, I came across the following lovely exchange:

No problem...you must be a liberal: not afraid to change his position when presented with the facts, unlike the neo-cons around here, who never change their positions, even when presented with the facts. We call it 'learning' and 'growing as a person,' they call it 'weak and siding with the devil.'

I believe the correct neo-con neo-logism is 'flip flop.' If you change your position after someone proves that your position is incorrect, you have 'flip flopped' and are therefore mentally defective. Because, in their world view, anyone unable to maintain doublethink is mentally defective.
Kudos to Gregory Gadow for those final words of wisdom...