(Pasted from Eschaton, original story at: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,161463,00.html)
So let me get this straight: they already know what they’re going to find. Based on reliable information, they are already certain that “the media” distorts the truth! Haven’t gotten on the damned airplane, already got their story written: “Disloyal Liberal Media Distorts Truth, Undermines Morale”.
(Can that concentration of douchebagitude warp space-time into a singularity?..so they’re just flying along and just disappear, vanish from our dimension to another inhabited by gay brain sucking zombies…)
And I could swear I remember a very similar story from the Viet Nam years, another such gaggle of punditti. Same story, going to find the real truth about the war, how swell things are going, school painting up 100% over last month. Is there a special kind of deja vu thats when you see it again and it sucked the first time? You’ve seen this movie, it bites, and you don’t have money for popcorn and the doors won’t open, you can’t get out the doors won’t open, and you pound on the doors…
I could Oliver Stone this, like they’ve gotten the secret communique from the Ministry of Truth: “War going into shitter, start blaming defeatist liberals.”
But Occams Rooster says its simpler than that, they really are that stupid. They honestly believe what they’re saying. The beleive they will fly to Iraq and see the truth, and they will know its the truth because they already know what the truth is. But if they go and see it at first hand, then they really extra-special know its true, and know they’re experts
This is a good time to mention that the donor base for the Mother’s March Against Cognitive Dissonance is anemic, due to unforseen circumstances. The affirmative program to hire actual CD victims as staff personnel, while well-intended, proved to be ill-advised. But this incident clearly underlines the gravity of the situation, re: CD, the demise of the Republic, etc,