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Mon Jun 25, 2012, 07:43 AM

50. I found another sign of a coup when I clicked on the link to the article

 

When you click on the link to the article, the writer, James Fallows, has now changed the title of the article to "5 Signs of a Radical Change in U.S. Politics" (with "explanation"), which., to my mind, proves there has been a coup in our news media as well as government. Fallows' explanation aptly begins with, "Midnight update"

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/06/5-signs-the-united-states-is-undergoing-a-coup/258904/#.T-fQJW0EP-8.twitter

5 Signs of a Radical Change in U.S. Politics

(Midnight update: This item went up three hours ago with a more blunt-instrument headline than it should ever have had: "5 Signs the United States is Undergoing a Coup." I used the word "coup" in a particular way in the longer item this was drawn from. Using it in the headline implies things I don't mean. Through the past decade, there has been a radical shift in the "by any means necessary" rules of political combat, as I describe. Previous conservative administrations have nominated previous conservative Justices -- but not radical partisans, happy to overthrow precedent to get to the party-politics result they want. That is the case I mean to make. And I hope the upcoming health care ruling ends up being evidence on the other side.)

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