Monday, August 30, 2004

What a Class Act

The AP photo caption is: "Filmmaker Michael Moore gestures as Senator John McCain of Arizona addresses delegates at Madison Square Garden during the Republican National Convention in New York, Monday, Aug. 30, 2004. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)"

The "loser" sign is unmistakable. But it seems to have eluded the big media writers covering the convention. Describing McCain's speech, and Moore's reaction, the Chicago Tribune writes that Moore "smiled and waved in the limelight," Knight-Ridder says he "smiled broadly and raised a red baseball cap in salute," and AP reports that Moore "seemed to relish the attention, thrusting his arms over his head, laughing and saying, 'Two more months.' "

Now, imagine what they'd have written if some Republican blowhard, say Limbaugh, had flashed the "loser" sign to, say Max Cleland.