"This is exactly what happens every single election cycle. The Right spews some petty, personality-based attack, and the chirping media birds then mindlessly repeat it until it's lodged into our discourse as accepted fact. That's the media strategy on which the Right is relying to win the election this year again -- dictating the songs sung by the vapid, chirping press birds -- even as they petulantly and incessantly complain that the same media stars who serve this strategy are stacked against them." -Glenn Greenwald, Salon
This brilliant Salon editorial details how John McCain, facing overwhelming odds in the general election, has predictably turned to the attack-dog strategies of Karl Rove. Please read it before you enjoy this first weekend in August. Then please pass it on to a friend.