Friday, September 08, 2006

The "complicated" rationalization

For the past 5 months, Chris Matthews has been averaging over 5 stories a month on the Plame affair. He has had no stories on it since the original leaker was revealed. When asked why, he said:
Well, the story's just gotten so complicated.
Of course, it hasn't. With the facts available, it is now much simpler.

During the Clinton years, the MSM often offered the same excuse: whitewater was too "complicated." The basic whitewater story, public officials taking bribes, was not "complicated." At least now we know the meaning of "complicated" when used by a journalist: it means that the topic doesn't serve his agenda.

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