Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Monday, September 30, 2002

Moron Words

Thanks to some blog-hopping I found the transcript of the very funny Daily Show exchange between Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert following President Bush's remarks about "embetterment" of the Palestinians. It's at Whitey Savage's In Arguendo. Enjoy. (Although I can't help wincing when I see Savage continually misspell "Palestine" with two 'i's; if you're going to make fun of another's ignorance, it helps to have some grammatical high ground.)

This morning on the Today Show I noticed the intro to yet another interview with some authority about the Iraq situation mentioned the weapons inspectors from four years ago leaving rather than being kicked out (see FAIR's site detailing how the "they were kicked out" thing is bullshit), but they're still not quite getting it right; now the claim is that Butler's team left "because of the cat and mouse game Saddam was playing" rather than because the US and Britain were about to bomb the area again. Ah well, as they said in Contact, "Small steps."