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Media Matters on Tea Partiers: "Chronically stupid, willfully ignorant, or pathological liars." Draw your own conclusions about MM's hatreds, but let's also note their bad grammar.
Written By mista sense on Sunday, December 19, 2010 | 9:35 AM
Mediaite's Matt Schneider takes note of runaway Fox-bashing at MSNBC; in this instance, as part of a colloquy between Keith Olbermann substitute Chris Hayes and Media Matters hit man Ari Rabin-Havt. As Schneider puts it:
The back-and-forth Fox bashing briefly took a break just long enough for Rabin-Havt to get in a random unsupported jab at Republican speakers that he heard at a Tea Party rally and who he claimed to be “either chronically stupid, willfully ignorant or pathological liars.”
A stickler might note that when one uses the word "either" as a conjunction, one must then refer to just two items. Just as with other words, such as "neither" and "between." And yet Rabin-Havt uses three items in his series after "either." Normally, one might not worry too much about such grammatical mistakes, but since Rabin-Havt and Media Matters are always making a big deal about their fact-checking, we can note this error in speech. So we might ask: Which words best describe Rabin-Havt: "chronically stupid," "willfully ignorant," or "pathological liar"?