Alex Massie

Obama’s Dangerous Love of Apple Pie

Obama's Dangerous Love of Apple Pie
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Yesterday the Washington Post published a page 1 story headlined:

Foes Use Obama's Muslim Ties to Fuel Rumors About Him

I don't think this was necessarily a reprehensible piece, even if it should have debunked this nonsense more prominently than it did. Any discussion of these smears - not that there should be anything wrong with being a muslim, of course - can't help but give them the benefit of the oxygen of publicity, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be reported.

Still, Tom Toles' cartoon in today's WaPo is mighty fine:

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[Hat tip: Jon Chait]

UPDATE: I meant to say, of course, that this is one example of how the rigorous seperation of news and comment in the American press can be a good thing. I imagine, mind you, that the News Posties were less than est pleased when they saw this today.

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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