Will someone please tell Brother Atkins: At Hullabaloo, David Atkins complains about the way those people react. He refers to Gingrich’s much-loved reply to last night’s opening question:
ATKINS (1/20/12): Which just goes to show that when called out for bad behavior, a Republican knows that the right answer is shout at the liberal media and apologize for nothing. The base eats it right up.That's very true, and very sad. And we are the people who built this.
How did we do this? Will someone please tell Brother Atkins:
All through the Clinton/Gore years, the mainstream press corps waged a long war—first against Clinton, then against Gore. Politely, we liberals sat there and took it. (Our “leaders” were up to their ears in this conduct.) Nor are we willing to tell the electorate, even today, that this conduct occurred.
Have you ever seen people like us? Our “intellectual leaders” disappeared Gene Lyons’ Fools for Scandal, even though it was backed for years by the venerable journal, Harper’s. Then we ignored Conason and Lyons’ subsequent book, The Hunting of the President. In the past dozen years, we have been adamantly refused to discuss the subsequent war against Gore.
We have presented ten tons of info regarding that war. You simply can't get the horses to drink. Our alpha-chimps just flat don’t care.
Have you ever seen people like us? Our tribe refuses to broadcast the truth. Then we complain that those stupid rubes think the press corps is against them!
We are truly horrible people. Our self-impressed tribe is lazy and dumb beyond all human compare.