Sunday, March 25, 2007

Ugh.

If David Broder really is the "Dean" of the Washington press corpse, somebody needs to revoke their accreditation.

In today's column, he shares with his readers the recent Pew Research study that shows the major swing away from the Republicans and their values. But after 13 grafs of rather obvious logic, Broder goes into his own private Idaho of delusion:

"It seems doubtful that Democrats can help themselves a great deal just by tearing down an already discredited Republican administration with more investigations such as the current attack on the Justice Department and White House over the firings of eight U.S. attorneys."

This is perhaps the most absurd, unsubstantiated and offensive passage ever to appear in the Washington Post, with the obvious exception of everything Fred Hiatt has written 2/3rds of what Richard Cohen has written, and maybe half of Broder's own excretions.

We understand, Mr. Broder, that you identify so much with the Republican power elite (Clinton "trashed the place, and it's not his place" and all) that you "feel their pain" when their criminality is exposed. But the fact that you find it doubtful that there is value in exposing the truth about widespread illegality, wholesale lying and utter disregard for the Constitution does not make it so. It is in fact essential, and the idea that a Washington Post columnist cannot see that fact is just mind-boggling.

Dick Cheney was part of the Nixon cabal. So was a very young Karl Rove; so was Donald Rumsfeld. In the name of avoiding "tearing down an already discredited Republican administration," voices like yours urged that Nixon be pardoned and that we avoid a post-Watergate "witch hunt" -- and these pathology-rich miscreants lived to disgrace again. Numerous Bush henchmen had Iran-Contra blood on their hands, but voices like yours wanted us to all get along and cheered further outrageous pardons. And so here we are -- 1974 all over again.

No, sir, we must investigate. We must "tear down" the whole corrupt enterprise. The criminals you identify with must be exposed and punished. And, most important of all, we must make sure that none of them are allowed to ever endanger our country or the rest of the world from positions of power again.

It is rapidly becoming indisputable that we will not be able to accomplish that job with out cleaning out the Aegean stables you and your fellow journalists call home.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That must be some game o' checkers that Broderella and Kinsley are involved in to miss stuff as obvious as this.

2:35 PM  
Blogger Dr. Bloor said...

You know your newspaper has jumped the shark when Andy Poohbear has more on the ball than you do:

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2007/03/what_rove_has_w.html

3:49 PM  
Blogger bluememe said...

In November 2004, Sully was on Bill Maher's show and made a total ass of himself. (It was the subject of the second post ever on this blog.) When Sully was heavy into pro-war apologies, he drove me nuts. Now his religion stuff is still utterly bereft of logic, but his posts on the Bush Administration tend to be dead-on.

Go figure.

8:28 PM  

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