Thursday, 28 August 2008

These things just write themselves!

Via Ed Brayton:

Who needs to criticize Republicans? They do a pretty good job at doing it themselves (emphasis mine).

In an alley behind a non-descript row of brick buildings on North Speer Boulevard, and on the other side of a large metal gate with armed guards standing in front, Republicans have set up a "war room" in Denver... Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan said the team of nearly two dozen staffers at the opposition headquarters will be "fact-checking" statements made by the Obama campaign and by speakers during the convention.

"Just consider this the Ministry of Truth," quipped Dick Wadhams, chairman of the Colorado Republican Party.

Maybe it's been a long time since Wadhams has read 1984, if he's read it at all, but anyone who is familiar with Orwell's classic knows what the Ministry of Truth is. It was the Ministry in charge of "rewriting history"; in other words, fabrication of outright lies to support the government.

A fitting title for a Republican "fact-checking" "war room".

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