Wednesday, November 19, 2008

No Ordinary Time

I'm making an effort to watch more Fox News this week, to see which stories they promote.
Last night, Brit Hume led off with stories that

-- questioned the validity of Barack Obama's claim that he would get Osama bin Laden and
-- highlighted the reemergence of Bill Ayers.

Meanwhile, I found the Ayers interview on NPR's Fresh Air riveting. It highlighted what was impossible to talk about during the campaign: that the Vietnam era was one in which violent dissent seemed like a semi-rational response to illegal bombing campaigns, etc. I was struck by how utterly sane Ayers seemed, how much perepctive he had on his past and how little reflection there really was, during the campaign, about what it meant to be talking about the Weather Underground.

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