Ken MacKenzie Already Smeared

After Limbaugh's lie against the left wing blogosphere today, I knew what would happen to Ken MacKenzie after I saw him on the Today Show.
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John Hinderaker pounced on the uncle of one of our fallen soldiers immediately. Greg Sargent:
"A couple of minutes ago I came across this Associated Press story saying that the uncle of Kristian Menchaca -- one of the U.S. soldiers who was missing and is now said to be dead -- criticized the United States for Menchaca's disappearance and death. My first thought was to do a post asking how long it would take before the wingnuts started smearing the grief-stricken uncle.

Alas, I'm too late. Over at Powerline Blog, John Hinderaker has already cranked up the slime machine and let fly:

"In a sick coda, Menchaca's uncle, Ken MacKenzie, appeared on the Today show and recited weirdly inapplicable Democratic Party talking points in relation to his own nephew's death...No shame." on"

I agree with Greg. When does his pain become a Democratic talking point? Only in Hinderaker's mind in order to smear the man because he's not on the cult of Bush team. I'm sure Howard Kurtz is still lining up his favorite blogger for another spot on "Reliable Sources" real soon, but this is down right shameless.

David Weigel points out "Republican infallibility" with this great article: "some hawks actively recruit victims to participate in ad campaigns for the policy/ on"


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