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The Coalition of Republican Aggressive Propagandists (CRAP) is pleased to announce its winners for the 2005 award.

Let’s Hear It For The Propagandists Of The Year!

Thanks for joining us for tonight’s big announcement.

The Coalition of Republican Aggressive Propagandists (CRAP) is pleased to announce its winners for the 2005 award for propagandist of the year. Past winners have included Oliver North, Roger Ailes, and our founder, Richard Nixon.

This year we have, for the first time, a tie. Let’s hear it for Judith Miller of the New York Times, and I. Lewis Libby, former Dick Cheney’s chief of staff. They went above and beyond the call of duty, going way beyond their job description, not letting petty details like truth, laws, responsibilities or grand juries get in the way of what truly matters.

And what’s that? Yes, that’s right – getting the Republican spin into the news, subverting the political process and making more people vote “right”.. these are a few of our favorite things.

They were both nominated by Dick Cheney, who would be here today but he’s busy meeting with Karl Rove to plan on how they are going to try to get the indictments against Libby squashed.

On his nomination form, Cheney writes: “If they win, they should be sent – together – to live on the streets of Baghdad so they can watch, in person, the flowering of democracy in that saved nation.”

Ha! That Cheney is such a kidder.

No, as winners they both win a 25 percent share in Fox News and autographed books by Bill O’Reilly and Robert Novak.

Novak and Rove were also nominees this year but just did not go far enough. There’s always next year!

Thanks, you two, for providing the best CRAP of the year.

About Scott Butki

Scott Butki was a newspaper reporter for more than 10 years before making a career change into education... then into special education. He has been working in mental health for the last ten years. He lives in Austin. He reads at least 50 books a year and has about 15 author interviews each year and, yes, unlike tv hosts he actually reads each one. He is an in-house media critic, a recovering Tetris addict and a proud uncle. He has written articles on practically all topics from zoos to apples and almost everything in between.

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