Monday, June 20, 2005

Nail That Sucker Down 

Evidently while I was away, WaPo's Dana Milbank got all snippy on John Conyers about his hearing last Thursday (as noted in farmer's previous post thanks to John Gorenfeld), provoking Conyers to write a letter to Milbank and its editor, that ended thusly:
"The fact that I and my fellow Democrats had to stuff a hearing into a room the size of a large closet to hold a hearing on an important issue shouldn't make us the object of ridicule. In my opinion, the ridicule should be placed in two places: first, at the feet of Republicans who are so afraid to discuss ideas and facts that they try to sabotage our efforts to do so; and second, on Dana Milbank and the Washington Post, who do not feel the need to give serious coverage on a serious hearing about a serious matter-whether more than 1700 Americans have died because of a deliberate lie. Milbank may disagree, but the Post certainly owed its readers some coverage of that viewpoint.

"Sincerely, John Conyers, Jr"
You'd think the Post might be interested in the fact that the UK memos may represent just one nail in Bushco's increasingly ornate coffin, what with Chuck Hagel observing (in public, mind you) that Bush is "disconnected from reality" and "we're losing in Iraq." Or with Bill Clinton finally strapping on a pair to say Gitmo needs to be either "cleaned up or closed down". Or Richard Durbin stepping out in the Senate to make a plea against the torture being conducted there (for which Mark Steyn of the Sin-Times kindly paints him as a traitor--ah, these are good times, folks). Or John McCain on Meet the Press daring to contradict Cheney (whose assertions that everything is going according to plan sound more like "Comical Ali" all the time)on the imminent decline of the insurgency) Or the NYTimes' Richard Stevenson putting it all together in a neat package for breakfast consumption. And when the MSM finally starts to get it, you know it must be obvious to a four year-old, as the bovine American public have proven.

There's more out there, but I have to get ready for work. You can find plenty of examples yourselves. Impeachment is now a word you can say without being laughed out of the room.

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