Ed Driscoll

Progress, Of A Sort

Faced with a typically transnationalist CNN anchor, in the early 1990s, Charleton Heston once asked, “Who do you think you are? Switzerland?”

Flash-forward to today, questioning the patriotism of a town hall organizer, CNN’s Don Lemon (he of the short historical memory), gets, as Al Gore would say, snippy: “Can we lose that ‘real Americans thing? We’re all ‘real Americans.'”

Glad we cleared that up, old sport! Please inform CNN’s D. L. Hughley, who told the chairman of the Republican National Committee that the GOP convention last year “literally look[ed] like Nazi Germany”, and Susan Roesgen, who declared the April 15th Chicago Tea Party “unfit for family viewing” while you’re at it.

And please let Mike Wallace know, and contact the late Peter Jennings and Walter Cronkite by Ouija board. I’m sure they’d be stunned by this new patriotic fervor amongst network journalists well.

D. L. Hughley