MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2019
Three cheers for Barbara McQuade: In the past few years of impeachment and The Chase, Barbara McQuade has become one of MSNBC's go-to legal experts.
In our view, she has occasionally seemed to be sliding into the propagandistic bubble which has come close to swallowing the cable channel whole. This very day, at New York magazine, she offers a clear assessment of the problems within the FBI which Inspector General Horowitz detailed last week.
The dumbnification of MSNBC has been underway for years. It's reassuring to see a mainstay of the channel maintaining her contact with sound procedure.
Dumbnification won't serve liberal/progressive interests. Dumbnification is deeply appealing, but dumbnification is bad.
Also this: Yesterday, Chris Wallace batted Jim Comey around. Three cheers for Chris Wallace!