Sometimes the dishonesty of official discourse in this freedom-loving nation is too much for me, so I’m turning this post over to others. Steve M on the Reverend Wright attacks ads:
Here’s the official narrative of today, as Mitt Romney would like you to understand it: a rogue rich guy was planning to unleash a distasteful, racially tinged attack on Barack Obama. Mitt Romney and his campaign (a) were surprised and horrified to learn of this gutter-level independent effort or (b) were the folks who secretly told The New York Times what was going on. Result: gutter campaign nipped in the bud. The effort to defeat Obama will remain high-minded from now on.
Driftglass on a polite Ezra Klein takedown of Bobo:
At some level I believe a smart guy like Ezra Klein understands that it does not matter in the slightest how often or nakedly people like Our Mr. Brooks gets caught lying.
I wonder if this frustrates him and I wonder if Ezra will ever bust loose and write a column about how such people maintain their positions even after they are exposed over and over again as arrant frauds?