Friday, January 14, 2011

T.D.I.H. -Jan 14

Today is a special day for the Leftwing in this country. Two of their most dedicated public shills were born on this date, and both happen to be female commentators. (although, I suppose, either or both might try to lay claim to the title of journalist.)

The first is Nina Totenberg in 1944. She gained her fame by covering the U.S. Supreme Court, and somewhat predictably is most noted for destroying a Republican nomination to the Supreme Court (Ginsburg) and nearly destroying another. (Thomas) She is widely seen as a liberal partisan, but claims objectivity.

The second is Maureen Dowd who was born on this day in 1952. Maureen is a D.C. girl to the hilt. She was born there, raised there, educated there and works there. If you think about it, it actually explains quite a lot about her. She has entered political and urban lexicon:

The omission of a word or a phrase in order to reframe a quote and alter its meaning. This is usually done to help an author portray a particular viewpoint and is very common amongst weblogs.

Totenberg has also been accused of Dowdification.

Update 1/15/11: Minor spelling and format edits.

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