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June 18, 2004

Saddam to Bin Ladin: "I Like You, But I Don't Like Like You"

This is a silly point, but I can't help thinking the media is playing the relationship between Saddam and bin Ladin as being one of "like" but not "like like."

Every article I read says there was no relationship. No relationship between them, that is, except for the relationship between them, which is often grudgingly acknowledged in the article denying the existence of a relationship.

Apparetly they had a relationship, in our 7th-grade media's eyes, but not a relationship relationship.

Oh, sure, they had connections. But not connections connections.

You know-- there's a difference. Did they see each other? Why yes, they "saw each other." But they weren't seeing each other seeing each other.

Third base apparently doesn't count as hooking up in the jaded eyes of our media. Either you scored or you didn't hook up at all.

We have connections stretching back a decade but the idiotic media is applying The Rules to the relatioship, and judging that there wasn't a relationship at all because Saddam never offered bin Ladin his pin.






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