Wednesday, January 08, 2003

Fun Howler.

As we noted last year, it’s clear that Goldberg cut-and-pasted Vile Liberal Quotes from the archives of the Media Research Center—perhaps not realizing how absurd and phony the MRC’s work often is. We noted one of Goldberg’s most ludicrous entries (see THE DAILY HOWLER, 1/12/02); at one point, he bitterly complained about a quote by Natalie Angier of the New York Times, seeming to think that the vile Angier had disrespected us hard-working men. The problem? Angier is a science writer, and the quote in question came from a piece about insect reproduction. The quote had nothing to do with politics or the gender wars; indeed, it had nothing to do with people! But the MRC had placed it on its site, and it found its way into Bias, too. On Monday, Franken gave us the latest case where Goldberg couldn’t explain his own rantings.