Spinning Disaster: Can the Ridiculous Right Pull it Off?

Common Dreams - Can they pull it off? Can Rush and Glenn and Laura and their fellow travelers on the bullhorn right turn this limelight event to their advantage?

They will certainly try. They almost have to.

For they must be aware that the Chilean miner rescue has captured the world's attention and has people in all corners of the earth, not just talk radio listeners, reflecting on its implications. They must be aware that such attention could, if left unattended, tilt in a very wrong direction.

That the bedraggled miners have emerged from unfathomable depths as living, breathing symbols of something poignant and large is beyond dispute. But symbols of what? Read more.