Extremist Makeover
October 21, 2003 4:17 PM   Subscribe

Matt Taibbi checks in with 'Excerpt from The Rise and Fall of the United States (Putnam, 2037), William Shirer IV. From the chapter entitled, "The Anschluss Begins."' Typically clever stuff, especially the Franzen bit.
posted by GriffX (5 comments total)
Hmmm, the moral I got from the story is "don't internalize your homophobia," which I'm not so sure is all that clever. But then I'm internalizing my own feelings for Eliza Dukshu right now, so take me with a peacock feather, won't you?
posted by WolfDaddy at 4:28 PM on October 21, 2003

that was good--and god forbid too...thanks
posted by amberglow at 6:02 PM on October 21, 2003

"In a parallel development, politics during this time began increasingly to resemble reality programming, in particular the elimination-survival shows. The 2003 election of the action star Arnold Schwarzenegger to the governorship of California was of particular importance as a pioneering precursor to full-blown reality political programming."

posted by homunculus at 6:12 PM on October 21, 2003

Here's a previous thread about the future according to Taibbi.
posted by homunculus at 6:26 PM on October 21, 2003

Hey, how come I haven't heard anything about Fox's new reality show, American Candidate, since, well, January?
posted by jbrjake at 12:52 PM on October 22, 2003

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