Nixonland: World of Wonder

Looking For A Few Good Men


Every day is Christmas as Rick Perlstein travels our great nation flogging Nixonland. His new tellings of old anecdotes unfold amidst his amazement at people’s lack of knowledge about Richard Nixon’s sordid roots.

Newest example: Perlstein being asked again and again about king of all media and 1968 Nixon advisor Roger Ailes.

ailes-roger-you-are-the-message.jpg The rotund operative on what he looked for when stacking a Nixon “town meeting”:

“A good, mean, Wallaceite cab-driver. Wouldn’t that be great? Some guy to sit there and say, ‘Awright, Mac, what about these niggers?… Ailes walked up and down a nearby taxi stand until he found a cabbie who fit the bill.

That’s the creep who runs America’s vaunted “fair and balanced” network.”

How to keep up with the Nixonland juggernaut? Perlstein is harnessing the power of social networking! He’s reaching out to all of the saggy demographic who’ve swamped Facebook, who may now enjoy Nixon news accompanied by American Apparel ads! [registration required] nixonland-facebook.JPG

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