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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

I'm looking, I'm looking... 

But I'm having a hard time finding a flaw in what Deputy Secretary-General Mark Malloch Brown said about Rush Limbaugh and Fox News ruling Middle America's view of the U.N.

"Much of the public discourse that reaches the U.S. heartland has been largely abandoned to its loudest detractors such as Rush Limbaugh and Fox News," he said.

"The U.N.'s role is in effect a secret in Middle America even as it is highlighted in the Middle East and other parts of the world," Malloch Brown said.

If the point is that Americans know less about the world than any other industrialized nation, how can the point be argued? Well, trust Bolton to argue:

He demanded that Annan repudiate the rare public criticism by a U.N. official, and even suggested that the fate of the organization itself might be at stake.

"I spoke to the secretary-general this morning, I said 'I've known you since 1989 and I'm telling you this is the worst mistake by a senior U.N. official that I have seen in that entire time,"' Bolton told reporters on Wednesday.

Excuse me, Bolton, seems you just eclipsed it. Have you driven through "Middle America" lately? It's dying, moron. Dying. The U.N. is a scapegoat so no one looks too closely at who's really destroying Middle America. It's called Bush+corporations+outsourcing+...+name your poison. But don't blame the U.N. Go into any public place in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma, etc. Try finding a radio not tuned to Rush or a tv not tuned to Fox.

-Vulf

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