Glenn asks: “Does the past record of journalists matter?”
The answer, of course, is no. Unless we are talking about private emails in which they correctly note the world would be a better place if Drudge lit himself on fire or that Sarah Palin is an idiot. Then it is a BIG FUCKING DEAL.
But when they openly lie and agitate for a war and turn out to be wrong about everything? That doesn’t matter. Especially if Joe Klein thinks they use pretty words.