September 30, 2003


Presenting The Amazing Margo -- half human being, half Indymedia conspiracy squirrel:

Howard is getting away with it, in large part, because media supremo Rupert Murdoch has positioned his papers as government propagandists - by commission and omission.

Speaking of such things, Margo committed this on Sunday, and so far has omitted any explanation:

The frontrunner Democratic candidate for president, General Wesley Clark, revealed last week that he refused requests from the Bush administration to publicly link Iraq with S11 within days of the attack on the World Trade Centre because there was no evidence of a link.

No, no, no. In August Clark wrote to The New York Times:

"I would like to correct any possible misunderstanding of my remarks on 'Meet the Press' quoted in Paul Krugman's July 15 column, about 'people around the White House' seeking to link Sept. 11 to Saddam Hussein’.

"I received a call from a Middle East think tank outside the country, asking me to link 9/11 to Saddam Hussein. No one from the White House asked me to link Saddam Hussein to Sept. 11.”

That letter was published more than a month ago. Let's see how long it takes for Margo to wake up.

UPDATE. Corrected. Took three days.

Posted by Tim Blair at September 30, 2003 04:20 AM

Forgive her.......all those years of smoking take their toll on one's brain.

Posted by: wallace at September 30, 2003 at 08:15 AM

Are you sure they were cigarettes?

Posted by: Jerry at September 30, 2003 at 08:26 AM

Tim, you said you got about as much in donations on this site as you paid for your first car in order to reinstate your surveillance of Margo. Your first car must have been a Facel Vega. This woman can't write.

How can you face the pain after the first sentence which is, in fact, two sentences spliced together with a comma? Surely she must have actually thought about her lead. No? How discouraging.

Posted by: Theodopoulos Pherecydes at September 30, 2003 at 09:30 AM

Margoloid's a MAJOR KNOB! Most of the media apart from some talkback radio is totally ANTI- HOWARD! I think she may be going through "the change" so maybe we should cut the old slapper some slack.

Posted by: roscoe p coltrane at September 30, 2003 at 10:05 AM

If this is the kind of thing that she writes a few days after giving up smoking. What is it going to be like at the end of the week? Will she dispense completely with commas, full stops and paragraphs? Maybe it will be all be in capitals? Prepare yourself Tim.

Posted by: Rob at September 30, 2003 at 10:21 AM

Yet more proof that Clark is one slippery customer. People backing this particular snake had better learn to handle with care.

But hey, he has one big advantage - he's not George W. Bush.

Posted by: Nemesis at September 30, 2003 at 12:40 PM


No one is that slippery. I mean, if he were George Bush, the jig would be up at the debate ("Hey, you never see those two in the same room...").

Posted by: Jerry at September 30, 2003 at 02:09 PM

Yeah, Nemesis, that was really tricky the way he never said it. So people can be all like "well, what about the time you said that?" and he can just go "I never said that" and have it be true. He really worked all the angles on that one, the sly fox.

It gives me a great idea: I'm going to not rob a bank, and when the cops come to arrest me for robbing a bank, I'm going to tell them I didn't rob it. It's the perfect crime!

Posted by: Andrew Northrup at September 30, 2003 at 03:38 PM