Rather than watch David Gregory on MTP, I would recommend you pour a cup of coffee and watch Glenn Greenwald on Bill Moyers:
David Gregory will be an hour long rehash of congratulatory gibberish and conventional wisdom, while Greenwald is saying something different and important. And, as Larison and others have noted, it is exceedingly depressing that our media is consumed by bribery attempts by a second rate crook, but completely silent about reports of outright lawlessness. I am willing to bet anything that Senate report will not be discussed at all on MTP, while Blagojevich and the “problems” he poses for Obama will get 45 minutes of the hour long show. Crooks and Liars highlights a relevant portion of the Moyers piece:
What you have is a two-tiered system of justice where ordinary Americans are subjected to the most merciless criminal justice system in the world. They break the law. The full weight of the criminal justice system comes crashing down upon them. But our political class, the same elites who have imposed that incredibly harsh framework on ordinary Americans, have essentially exempted themselves and the leaders of that political class from the law.
They have license to break the law. That’s what we’re deciding now as we say George Bush and his top advisors shouldn’t be investigated let alone prosecuted for the laws that we know that they’ve broken. And I can’t think of anything more damaging to our country because the rule of law is the lynchpin of everything we have.
Depressing, and while I understand why an Obama administration may not desire to pursue investigations of criminality, I disagree strongly with it. Right now, legally and economically, we are two different nations (sound familiar)? The status quo is untenable.
*** Update ***
And no more than ten minutes after I post this, I check memeorandum and find this story in Newsweek about the man who blew the whistle on the NSA’s illegal behavior. The title and subtitle to the Isikoff piece:
“The Fed Who Blew the Whistle: Is he a hero or a criminal?”
I am at a loss to provide a clearer example of what is wrong with our corrupt Washington establishment and their lackeys in the media.