Maybe you couldn't blame some people for lapsing into a bit of overstatement during yesterday's marathon Live 8 pile-on.
"This is the greatest rock show in the history of the world," trumpeted an announcer at the start of the London concert, which kicked off AOLmusic's global feed of this extremely long event.
This is "the single most important concert ever," gushed a deejay on XM Satellite Radio, which carried the world's concerts on seven distinct channels.
Not to be outdone, Coldplay's Chris Martin announced from the London stage, "[This is] the greatest thing that's ever been organized in the history of the world."
The people behind the moon landing and the creation of the Sphinx might beg to differ with that.
Unbelievable. I can't recall any rightists ever trumpeting their meager accomplishments the way modern leftists do. If Chris Martin wasn't so blatantly ignorant and purposeless his moronic pronouncement would rank right up there with Kofi Annan's for sheer audacity. And lest one think that Chris Martin and his ilk are less blameworthy than Kofi and the UN, just remember that the vast majority of foreign aid is used by tyrants to hold their people in slavery.