Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Junior League of Hezbollah

Peculiar Naming Rites

By GAIL COLLINS, NYT

The Postal Service is looking to launch a clothing line.

Honest.

This is not make-believe, like the story about Chuck Hagel giving a speech to Friends of Hamas. Dan Friedman, a New York Daily News reporter, says he thinks he inadvertently started that one when he called a Republican aide and asked if there were any rumors floating around about the nominee for secretary of defense. As an example, Friedman said, he asked about speaking fees from anything like “the Junior League of Hezbollah” or “Friends of Hamas.” Soon the idea was all over the right-wing media.

“The names were so over-the-top, so linked to terrorism in the Middle East, that it was clear I was talking hypothetically and hyperbolically. No one could take seriously the idea that organizations with those names existed — let alone that a former senator would speak to them,” Friedman wrote.

I think I speak for us all when I say: Hahahaha.

(More here.)

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