SPOCK’S BEARD: I know Wallace Shawn has been in a few episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine playing the leader of the Ferengis. Perhaps he’s gotten trapped in the alternate universe where Mr. Spock has a goatee, and Lt. Uhura saucily displays her bare midriff while on duty.
That would at least explain this quote, found by Andrew Sullivan.
Speaking of alternate universes, Sullivan notes that the BBC has actually labeled the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as left-leaning!! The BBC–up off its feet at last!
Sigh–it won’t last, and it’s not much, but at least that’s more than most American news services do when labeling leftist organizations.
UPDATE: On the other hand, one shouldn’t expect too much when it comes to the BBC.