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May 16, 2009

WORD OF THE DAY: FLATTERY + SATIRE = FLATTIRE

This delightful neologism describes perfectly the self-serving liberal documentaries and news segments that make up the bulk of modern video production.

My favorite example is the old TV show "Designing Women", which never failed to feature one of the characters spouting some pompous leftist commentary, always non sequitur, to which the audience would invariably hoot and applaud with approval.

Does YouTube provide an example? Why yes, yes it does:

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