Excerpt Of The Day: The Freaky Office Environment At The Nation

by John Hawkins | October 18, 2006 1:00 pm

Okay, I admit it. As the election approaches, I am feeling a creepy sense of paranoia. My right brain reads the newspapers, studies the polls and thinks we are looking at a blow-out next month–Dems conquer at last. My left brain hoots in derision. Get real, sucker.

…When I heard the news flash that a plane had crashed into a Manhattan apartment tower, I didn’t think, how horrible. I said to myself: those rotten bastards in the White House.

I wasn’t thinking terrorists. I was thinking the Bush regime had gone to new extremes in its search for a believable “red alert.” That tactic is worn out, it’s been used so many times in election seasons. Instead, why not blow up a chunk of New York City to remind folks how scary life can be in these United States? Okay, that thought is irrational (also slanderous). But office conversations the next day told me I was not alone.” — William Greider[1] at The Nation

Hat tip to OxBlog[2] for the story.

  1. William Greider: http://www.thenation.com/blogs/notion?pid=129656
  2. OxBlog: http://oxblog.blogspot.com/2006/10/thought-process-of-writer-for-nation-i.html

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