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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
The only term for this nonsense is “through the looking glass”
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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By Pat Cunningham
Oct. 3, 2013 11:20 a.m.



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Author Lewis Carroll’s sequel to “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” was a book titled “Through the Looking Glass,” which gave rise in popular culture to a metaphor for things that get turned around from reality.

That same metaphor perfectly fits a certain situation at Fox News, where efforts to downplay the effects of the unpopular shutdown have reached ridiculous lengths.

The folks at Fox have taken to substituting the word “slimdown” for “shutdown,” as if it’s good news rather than bad news (see above). But they carried this theme a bit too far when they used “slimdown” in a headline on ...

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