Speaking of our failed media experiment, the only thing that I could think of that equaled on the scale of our media fawning at the feet of our political elites to this Leon Panetta piece on 60 Minutes would have to be the press coverage of Rumsfeld’s briefings early (known knowns, anyone) in 2002-2004 (complete with complimentary handjobs about his standing desk) or Ron Fournier’s mash notes to Karl Rove.
If you watch that Panetta piece, where Scott Pelley does everything but give him a reach-around on camera, and don’t feel nauseous, something is wrong. With you. Not me. I wanted to throw up in my mouth on multiple occasions and had flashbacks to Commander Codpiece.
We’re so fucked as a nation.