Lefty spin yesterday: Righties won't condemn Laura Bush; Lefty spin today: Righties will condemn Laura Bush

Heads they win, tails we lose. Remember, HuffPo’s lament yesterday was that righty bloggers were supposedly practicing a double standard between Nancy Pelosi’s wearing of the hijab and Laura Bush’s — a claim that blew up in their face when it turned out this site and LGF had both criticized Laura Bush before HuffPo’s post was even written. Now, to save face, here comes Think Progress acknowledging that we (well, LGF at least) criticized her — and that we were wrong to do so, because her deigning to wear the Islamic equivalent of a chastity belt is a glorious celebration of someone else’s culture. I know I’m preaching to the choir but understand this about these idiots: for all the whining they do about the “right-wing noise machine,” for all the paranoid accusations they toss around about us supposedly getting our marching orders from Karl Rove, there are no conservative bloggers remotely as servile towards their political leadership as Media Matters and Think Progress are to theirs. You won’t hear any Republican candidates boasting about having started LGF; you won’t find any Bush cronies with their fingerprints on Hot Air. That sort of creepy, embarrassing task-mastery is reserved exclusively for the left and their faux-outrage Finger Wags of Shame, which are themselves designed simply to inject narratives into the mainstream media to spin coverage for political advantage, not out of any genuine objection. Consider this a reminder, just so we’re on the same page.

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Jazz Shaw 1:01 PM on April 01, 2023