Friday, December 18, 2009

American Exceptionalism Stops at Water's Edge

From Tapped here.

The most interesting thing about James Inhofe flying all the way to Denmark to rant about global warming conspiracy theories to some seriously baffled European journalists isn't that Inhofe was rightly described as "ridiculous" by a Der Spiegel reporter, it's that there are real limits to the bubble of American exceptionalism people like Inhofe surround themselves in. In the United States, I'd be reading RSS feeds from major news organizations repeating Inhofe's easily refutable claims without remotely questioning them. Outside of the bubble, he's treated like the fool he is. . . .

See also Think Progress here.

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