Dr. Sanity on denial--sing it!
In a way, my post today on Juan Cole and the Left is really about denial.
Well, Dr. Sanity's the expert on that. And if she ever quits her day job, she has a future as a lyricist. Here's still another in a long line of her clever parody offerings. This one happens to fits in quite nicely with the theme of the day--the Left's denial of some hard but basic truths.
To the tune of "It Ain't Necessarily So," Dr. Sanity writes:
An' just take dese newsfolk
As if dey's a big joke,
'Cuz when it bleeds it'll lede.
Which reminds me to put in another Orwell quote that I came across here, while researching the previous post:
Orwell was perhaps even less kind to the press than Hitchens; when he was not censuring their mangling of proper English (he was once “upset for days” when the Tribune printed “verbiosity” in one of its articles), he was abusing them as “professional liars” and “halfwits.” “Early in life,” he wrote, “I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper."
Orwell was a great writer. But he didn't set it to music, like Dr. Sanity.