Looks like we’re all weighing in on the Christie scandal, and why not? Things don’t get this good very often. I’m sure that rumors of his death are a bit premature. For example, I wouldn’t be surprised if he still tries to run in the Republican primary, since punishing dirty liberals by creating a traffic jam probably is something the 27 percenters think is the way God’s only son likes it. That said, he’s dead in a general election if he makes it that far, especially since the Fort Lee traffic jam is probably just the tip of a dirty iceberg.
So, I wonder if Bob Somerby, who expects perfect accuracy from everyone in the media, will walk back his many posts criticizing Rachel Maddow for pushing this story. My guess is “no”, but I still think it’s an important question. I’m not one who thinks that liberal media should make shit up like Fox News, but when there’s a little smoke around an elected Republican, there’s nothing wrong with looking hard for some fire. That’s all that Maddow did. And, in the end, her instincts were right, while Somerby’s were dead wrong.