If Karl Rove said something in the woods, would it make headlines?

Seriously.  I understand his comments are ridiculous, but who gives a crap what Rove thinks about Obama?  Or anything?  He’s out of the White House, he’s not running the country anymore. 

This, though, is my favorite part of the short article:

Rove said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., “needs to come right at him.” He referred to the latest Newsweek poll showing Obama with a 15-point lead over McCain as nonsense, though he used a more scatological synonym.

Across the pond, newspapers have no problem including profanity like “bullshit” in their articles, especially if the word is said by the subject of the article.  Yet ironically, on the day that news of George Carlin’s death broke, either the reporter or editors at ABC News deemed it unfit to print even so much as “bull—-” to accurately quote Rove.  

Why can’t our media report what people like Rove actually say

Eventually, I met with Rove. I arrived at his office a few minutes early, just in time to witness the Rove Treatment, which, like LBJ’s famous browbeating style, is becoming legend but is seldom reported. Rove’s assistant, Susan Ralston, said he’d be just a minute. She’s very nice, witty and polite. Over her shoulder was a small back room where a few young men were toiling away. I squeezed into a chair near the open door to Rove’s modest chamber, my back against his doorframe.

Inside, Rove was talking to an aide about some political stratagem in some state that had gone awry and a political operative who had displeased him. I paid it no mind and reviewed a jotted list of questions I hoped to ask. But after a moment, it was like ignoring a tornado flinging parked cars. “We will fuck him. Do you hear me? We will fuck him. We will ruin him. Like no one has ever fucked him!”

If morality-concerned, church going Joe Q Midwest knew this was how the senior advisor to the president acted in private, perhaps he would think twice about voting for another term? 

And just think of the awesome fucking headline that would have made on the frontpage of the New York Times! 

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