Megan asks a really dumb question:
What I'd like to know is, why can't this vast media conspiracy I keep hearing about get it together on Phelps and his rotten little band of merry madmen? Their shameful protests at funerals are condemned by, to a first approximation, every single other person in the United States of America. So why do they keep doing it? Presumably because it gets them on the teevee.
So why won't the Liberal MediaTM take away their fun? Refuse to broadcast any footage that contains their message; refuse to write about them. If we must put them on television or in the newspaper, confine the coverage strictly to the kind of embarrassing stuff you see about stars--who at Westboro Baptist has the worst cellulite? Who's got acne and bad teeth?
A reader schools her three comments in:
The media conspiracy is to paint all churches and non-leftists as Phelpsian.
Exactly. The media believes Phelps somehow is an embarrassment to conservative religious people, so they elevate him to national stardom.
Meanwhile, how many of you knew that ACORN was back on the federal gravy train?