The normally even-keeled Emptywheel:
There’s a lot that’s interesting in this tick-tock of General McChrystal’s firing. It’s a finely crafted narrative, down to the foregrounding of Joe Biden, in spite of the way that the chronology appears to belie that narrative (that is, the chronology appears to start when the White House Press Office learns about the article). And note the way the normally cowardly anonymous source, Rahm Emanuel, is on the record, as the story’s official narrator?
This is bordering on clinical. Now it’s just fact that Rahm was the anonymous source for any quote that upsets the netroots.
Someone needs to do a long write-up on whatever Rahm did to so infuriate the progressive left. It would be nice to know the chain of events. I understand a lot of this has to do with electoral strategies, but I just can’t remember everything involved.