This is about as destructive a case of “who cares about the realities?” press mentality as I remember since miscoverage of the Clinton health care plan 15 years ago, as described here and here. (I am excepting the buildup to the Iraq war, when there were a lot of other factors at play.) I have said several times before that I’ll give the theme a rest — and maybe this time I finally will, leaving it in Ambinder’s hands. But it matters.
Ambinder on the the Spock bullshit:
2. This is a McLaughlin-group meta-narrative that has no resonance beyond Nebraska Avenue NW.
The Politico’s meta-narrative piece combined with a double shot of Cheney makes me feel like I’ve been kicked in the gut. So much stupid, and it’s the same stupid over and over again.