LINK: Norm does a nice little discussion of the Hitch on F9/11. I happened to have a similar conversation last night with a good friend of mine, who brought out the "it's okay that it's biased, because it's meant to counter the dominant bias the other way." This, of course, prompted me to ask why, given the valid critical but evenhanded points which could be made, it was at all necessary to be biased. She was of the opinion that Americans wouldn't necessarily recognize the truth if they saw it, or not be able to differentiate the reality from the bias.

That's good old-fashioned liberal bias for you, right there: the American people can't figure things out on their own, they need to be appropriately (and, sometimes regrettably) cajoled and manipulated to end up with the right opinions.

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