The “Left-Wing, Liberal Media”? They’re Totally in the Hank

Bad news for the media today: Hank Williams, Jr. doesn’t like you. At least, if you’re a member of the “left-wing, liberal media,” he doesn’t. At a McCain/Palin rally yesterday, Williams performed an updated version of his song “Family Tradition,” whose first verse opened with a knock on said LWLM:

The left-wing liberal media
Have always been a real close-knit family
But most of the American people
Don’t believe ‘em anyway, you see
Stop and think it over
Before you make your decision
You may smell something wrong
They’re gonna come down strong
In the McCain/Palin tradition

And it went on from there.

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.