Saturday, September 08, 2007

Could Osama be commenting on your blog?

From Think Progress:

Last night on PBS’ The NewsHour, New York Times columnist David Brooks compared 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden’s latest video message to “lefty blogs,” saying the al Qaeda head is like “one of these childish people posting rants at the bottom of the page.” He then went to describe why he drew such a comparison:

You read this thing, and it’s like he’s been sitting around reading lefty blogs,and he’s one of these childish people posting rants at the bottom the page, you know, Noam Chomsky and all this stuff.
You can’t help read it and not laugh at it, occasionally, because it is just absurd. It’s flying this way, and that way, weird conspiracy theories, and mortgages, global warming. He throws it all in there.

The clip of that is here.

I know we have been having a lot of fun with Osama sounding like certain Democrats we know, but the more I think about it, the more I wonder if Brooks might be on to something. I joked earlier that Osama sounded like Nancy Pelosi, but I was really kidding. But with Cindy Sheehan and Murtha, I was serious, because they DO say those kinds of things. And we all know those commenter's and some far left wacko blogs where all the things bin Laden mentioned is ranted about ad nauseam.

Everyone has said how "western" bin Laden sounded and then there was his bringing up Vietnam and Rumsfeld and Cheney's past. We have all read those things here in the blogosphere. So I'm wondering if bin Laden, with nothing else to do in those caves, is hooked up to a computer and has become a blogosphere junkie like the rest of us here.