Saturday, September 20, 2008

Our sources say so much about us. . .

Westbrook Pegler was an early to mid 20th Century journalist and writer. He is remarkable only for the fact that while being a once highly regarded journalist, in the last half of his life he emerged as a hideous bigot. In '63 during the height of the civil rights movement he proclaimed that it was the duty of every intelligent American to be a bigot against the black race. In '68 during the presidential primaries he wrote that he hoped that in some southern town RFK would have his "spoonful of brains" blown out. He called Jews "geese" because "they hiss when they talk, gulp down everything before them, and foul everything in their wake." He also was a regular contributor to the John Birch society magazine in the 60s but apparently he was too radical and anti-semetic for them so they gave him the boot. Yea, too nasty for the John Birchers who always tried to maintain some aire of mainstreamism.

So who the fuck cares about some old racist prick 20th Century writer that the world has little noted nor long remembered? Well, apparently Sarah Palin. You see, when the lunatic housewife from Alaska had her 15 minutes of celebrity at the RNC she said in her speech: "We grow good people in our small towns, with honesty and sincerity and dignity." Well, that's a direct quote from a Westbrook Pegler article.

Nice, huh? Ms. It-Took-Me-Six-Years-And-Four-Colleges-To-Get-My-Degree has quite an interesting set of sources. I wonder who else she likes to quote.

6 comments:

MacDaddy said...

Maybe Lee Atwater, the ultimate source of slime who taught Bush's boy Karl Rove the ropes. After all, Atwater was a big liar and worshipped crony politicians like Palin.

Stimpson said...

You guys in USA Land really are f*cked if that idiot gets a heartbeat away from the presidency.
Oh -- I forgot. It's sexist to criticize her, right?

Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

Don't they ever stop ripping off people? First Cindy's cookie recipe lie and now this. And that's just the tip of the tip of the iceberg.

SagaciousHillbilly said...

Hey Stimpson, I was going to link you but then I tried to leave you a comment and couldn't figure out how to do it. . . maybe I'm not so sagacious or maybe you don't have a comments section. . . which one is it?

MDaddy, Lee Atwater was Rove's inspriation? Wow, I did not know that, but it makes sense. Atwater was reduced to some sort of parody of himself in the Billary campaign.

Oh Kit, you know that hardly counts in their cache of transgressions.

Stimpson said...
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Stimpson said...

Sagacious One, I do have an e-mail address in the About section: d4m7s8@hotmail.com

My reasons for not having a Comments section are, well, complicated.