This is a hypothetical that I put up somewhere else, but if one cannot copy one's self in the interest of one's self than what is the point really? Of course, Bill O'Reilly lives by this rule, though it's a different paraphrase and it involves self-love, c-cells, and arabic cuisine...
In a non-reality based belief system, as Bush has, and which he has shoved down the throats of Republicans who must accept it in order to defend him, one is not required to be burdened with objective truth. It only requires the ability to accept the quickest possible distillation of events in such a manner as to provide an excuse or a justification.
TYPICAL NEWS CYCLE
For example, Bush is speaking, suddenly he stops, drops his pants and eats a baby.
Initial impression --- Bad, film of Bush holding baby by neck, his bloody face buried in the infant's midsection. His face withdraws from the now quivering torso covered with blood and entrails, a crazed look in his eye.
First GOP response: I heard it from another guy, who knows this guy that was Osama's baby and it was loaded with explosives.
Instantaneously Drudge Reports: Bush saves crowd from Osama's Bomb
NY Post reports: Bush saves world from Demon Baby
Wash. Times reports: Bush saves world from Demon Baby just like Reverend Moon fortold.
Typical Freeper: Bush saves crowd from Osama's Bomb, linky linky
Next morning newscycle:
NY Times: Baby was not Osama's, not loaded with explosives.
NBC: Our report last night saying that the Baby might have contained explosives was not correct.
John Kerry: When John Kerry is president he will not eat an innocent child. The President needs to apologize.
Ed Gillespie: I think it is terrible that John Kerry now criticizes President Bush for acting quickly to protect people given the information he had at the time.
Associated Press: Security experts say there was no information that it was necessary to eat a baby, especially while not wearing pants.
The Corner: We know it looks bad that Bush ate a baby, but Cliff May says he knows the mother of the baby, and its well known she is a terrorist.
Typical Freeper returns: Roh, Roh, Baby may have been terrorist after all.
Wash Post: Baby's mother is named Shirley Gustafson, is from Wisconsin, a baptist, and works as a Greeter at Wal-Mart.
Wall Street Journal Editorialist: You cannot tell me that Kerry didn't kill and eat all sorts of babies in Vietnam! In fact, I spoke to John O'Neil who says that Kerry once ate an entire Vietnamese Orphanage.
On to next insanity.