Representation Through Humiliation


BREAKING: Osama tape

For the first time in roughly two years, Osama bin Laden released a video. In it he mocked President Bush for listening to kindergarten story hour while thousands of Americans died. Pretty heavy stuff for someone who was supposedly dead. Actually, the man looked pretty well. Hiking the mountains of Tora Bora and playing cards with local warlords ("Oh that was the guy we were supposed to kill?") does wonders for your health.

-ABC News story

Elewhere, a NASA scientist with far too much time on his hands has proven that the President was wearing a device during the debates. As if the rest of us didn't figure that out after we heard him string more than four syllables together.

-Salon story