Notes and observations on
the press, politics, culture, technology, and more. To sign up for
e-mail delivery, click
here. To send
an e-mail to Dan Kennedy, click
For bio, published work, and links to other blogs, visit
For information on Dan Kennedy's book, Little People: Learning to
See the World Through My Daughter's Eyes (Rodale, October 2003),
Wednesday, September 01, 2004
ZELL FROM HELL. Did Karl
Rove vet Zell
Miller's speech? This might
be the most hateful major address delivered at a national-party
convention since Pat Buchanan's "culture war" speech of 1992,
delivered with remarkable bitterness and anger.
It's so idiotic that it's not worth
picking apart, but here's a taste:
For it has been said so
truthfully that it is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given
us the freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the
agitator, who has given us the freedom to protest.
It is the soldier who salutes
the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the
flag who gives that protester the freedom to abuse and burn that
I'd never heard that before, but it
apparently comes from a Marine Corps priest named Dennis
Edward O'Brian. Well, fine.
It's also very close to fascism, is it not? Or at least an extreme
form of militarism.
posted at 10:22 PM |
Here's what Miller had to say about Kerry in 2001. A bit different than what we just heard.
Zell's speech reads much better in original German.
And here I thought it was the Constitution. I want my law school tuition back!
Post a Comment
MEDIA LOG ARCHIVES
Dan Kennedy is senior writer and media critic for the Boston Phoenix.