The Amazing Broderella

April 30th, 2007at 06:19pm Posted by Eli

He really is quite extraordinary:

On the April 30 edition of XM Radio’s The Bob Edwards Show, Washington Post columnist David Broder asserted that it was “really doubtful” President Bush would be able “to salvage something that would look like a victory in Iraq.” Broder made this statement four days after he attacked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) for what he called Reid’s “ineptitude,” because of, as he wrote in his April 26 Post column, Reid’s assertion that the Iraq war “is lost.” As Media Matters for America noted, in that column, Broder pointed to Reid’s “war is lost” remark to compare him to embattled Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and accuse him of engaging in “inept discussion[s] of the alternatives in Iraq” and of not being “a man who misses many opportunities to put his foot in his mouth.”

Yes, that’s right – Broder thinks Harry Reid is a bumbling buffoon for saying something that Broder agrees with. I guess he didn’t say it civilly or deferentially enough or something.

I know I should be amazed that people as bad at their jobs as Broder, the punditocracy, and the Republicans manage to stay employed, but I’m not. After too many years of watching the Republican party trash our country and the world, and the media make excuses for them, I have come around to the conclusion that the media and the Republicans’ true job is not to inform or serve the public interest, but rather to perpetuate and consolidate Republican power, and to facilitate the ongoing looting of the treasury by cronies and corporate interests.

Although, come to think of it, they haven’t been performing all that well on the whole perpetuate-and-consolidate front lately, and it’s only going to get worse. Maybe they’ll finally get fired after all.

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Iraq,Media,Politics,Wankers,War

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