NPR is teh suck
My goodness, the Beltway 500 still just doesn't seem to be able to get any Democrats in its Rolodex. Why, I wonder?
Here's how Morning edition just "covered" (up) the US attorney firings story:
1. Long quotes from Republican strategist
2. Quote from Bush
2. Pony Blow sound montage ("very generous offer")
3. John Conyers (six words, not even a complete sentence)
And, of course, no quotes from Democrats putting the affair in any kind of perspective. No, NPR did that for us. And curiously, or not, NPR did not mention:
1. That the DAs who were allowed to stay were "loyal Bushies"
2. That the DAs who were fired were either investigating corrupt Republicans, or refusing to gin up cases against the Democrats in districts where Republicans were running
3. That DAs do serve "at the pleasure of the President," but that doesn't allow illegal acts like obstruction of justice or perjury
4. That Clinton era officials often testified to Congress under oath, with transcripts taken, as Bush is refusing to do
5. That 18 days of material in the crucial period were missing from the White House document dump -- with the obvious implication that the White House is, as usual, not willing to tell the truth in the matter.
What NPR did say:
Lots of talk from their analcysts about Compromise, and a lot of discussion about the fact that Congress will need to get DAs to execute its subpoenas, and how hard that might be (because Bush just fired all the ones who might have done it, you dimwits! Except, perhaps, Patrick Fitzgerald who, despite his "mediocre" rating, was allowed to stay on pleasuring the President.
Even worse, they give the old "coverup is worse than the crime" line. What could be worse than the complete politicization of the Justice Department? Republica Senators calling up DAs to get them to sue Democrats so that they can win elections? WTF?
All in all, a fine example of fuhrergefluffen. The White House must be pleased.