Thursday, March 29, 2007

Does the MSM have BAADD?

Eric Alterman

As almost all 500 members of "The Gang" from ABC's now defunct "The Note" swim in the turbid waters of the U.S. Attorneys purge scandal, we are seeing waves of subpoenas and daily changing stories from Attorney General Gonzalez. Alas, it's a typical case of Bush Administration Attention Deficit Disorder - the competing scandals are coming in faster than the main stream media seems to want to address them.

Yet the prevailing MSM attitude is "Let them get away with it." Or at best it's "One scandal at a time, please. We're reporters." But as the invaluable E.J. Dionne inquires, "Is the U.S. attorney scandal actually a small part of a larger story about how politicized the Justice Department has become over the past six years?"

From Dionne:

To investigate Clinton -- even his Christmas card list -- was God's work. To investigate Bush is "to head down the partisan road of issuing subpoenas and demanding show trials," as the president put it this week.

Please read both articles. If you only have time for one, read Dionne.

Along with the Repugs they've been blowing since '94 and sucking hard since '01, the MSM's day is coming.

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