Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Our lame-ass media

Former Bush spokesperson Scott McClellan (via Glenn Greenwald):
If anything, the national press corps was probably too deferential to the White House and to the administration in regard to the most important decision facing the nation during my years in Washington, the choice over whether to go to war in Iraq.

The collapse of the administration's rationales for war, which became apparent months after our invasion, should never have come as such a surprise. . . . In this case, the "liberal media" didn't live up to its reputation. If it had, the country would have been better served.

John Cole:
Thanks for speaking up so early, when we could do something about all the lies you witnessed. Dick.
I think in order to salvage yourself, you had to bail out of the Bush administration and do your tell-all book long before May 2008. I'm not sure when the cut-off point was. But we're long past it now. You score no points for throwing a deeply unpopular lame duck under the bus.

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