From last night's "Talking Points Memo," here's Bill O'Reilly's contribution to Socratic dialogue:
There is no question the country is worse off today ... than when President Obama took office. And if you're speaking to someone who disputes that, immediately terminate the conversation because that person is irrational, a Kool-Aid drinker.
Watch the video. It gets even better. Much better. For instance Bill informs his rational audience that while the federal budget deficit for FY '11 was $1.2 trillion, President Bush's last deficit came in at only $458 billion. That was for FY '08. Makes sense, doesn't it? But of course Bill neglected to inform his rational audience that the last federal deficit for which Bush was directly responsible--FY '09--came in at $1.4 trillion.
I don't monitor Fox News or its quotidian quackers of doom. When I feel like watching some quality GOP propaganda, I just slip a copy of "Triumph of the Will" into the DVD player. But I'm no longer sure about this. Leni Riefenstahl has some real competition airing on Fox. Perhaps I should reconsider.