Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Attention Chris Matthews

You are in for a world of trouble. John Aravosis is on your ass - and not in a good way.

In recent days Chris Matthews has enjoyed comparing Democrats to Osama Bin Laden. This is obviously an organized effort, since other whackjobs such as Pat Robertson began making similar assertions around the same time. AMERICAblog is not amused.

On the one hand, this is just more of the Rovian tactic of working the lemmings into a nationalistic frenzy. You know, the whole "you're either with us or with the terrorist" bullshit. I think John is ready to say enough is enough; we cannot continue to let these bozos throw around completely false and outrageous claims with being held accountable. People will call us humorless and nasty, but I think he's absolutely right.

So, why is it noteworthy that some liberal blogger is pissed off at Chris Matthews? Last year, when Microsoft, bowing to pressure from Christian fundamentalist extremists, abruptly withdrew its support of pro-gay civil rights legislation in Washington, AMERICAblog fired the following warning shot: Dear Microsoft, you messed with the wrong faggots. Two weeks later Microsoft was in full mea culpa mode. Late last year, he unleashed the same strategy on Ford after they caved to religious extremists. Again, Ford quickly reversed it's decision. This month, when John discovered you can buy just about anyone's cell phone records on the internet and that cell phone providers including Sprint, Verizon and Cingular weren't doing anything to stop it, he took action. First, he bought his own records and encouraged his readers to do the same. Next step, complain loudly to aforementioned cell providers. Record and publicize their denials. Then, buy the records of someone well known - he bought former presidential candidate and Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, Wes Clark's phone records for $89.95. Two weeks later, the U.S. Senate is introducing bipartisan legislation to end trafficking in personal phone records(see Congress can move quickly when it wants to) . The boy moves quickly and when he picks a fight, he almost always wins.

Chris Matthews might want to talk to Dr. Laura about what he has to look forward to.


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