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Stanley’s Steaming

Just when you think petulant Tom Shales set the standard for snark in the Washington Post, check out Alessandra Stanley in the New York Times today:

The most dramatic moment occurred when he acknowledged a dead marine’s Texan mother in the balcony. As she handed what appeared to be her son’s dogtags to an Iraqi woman, the president bit his lip and looked like he was about to cry — a poignant tableau that superseded all the flag-covered coffins the Pentagon has shielded from cameras and all the soldiers’ funerals the president has not attended.

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...


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