C&L has been doing this for years, but I really think this kind of article is exactly what needs to happen over and over again to de-legitimize
April 24, 2007

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C&L has been doing this for years, but I really think this kind of article is exactly what needs to happen over and over again to de-legitimize these pundits that ignore public sentiment and reality for their cocktail party access and political stenography. Little by little, we need to force the media to stop giving so much airtime to those so out of step with how Americans truly feel.

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The Washington Post's David Broder is called the "dean" of the Washington punditry. More recently, he seems to sum up everything that's wrong with the class who brought you weapons of mass destruction, the Iraq war and the ever "resurgent" President Bush. He is the vessel of a received wisdom which keeps the war-president in place, cautioning against criticism and validating war- and fear-mongering at every turn. Rather than provide pearls of wisdom based on a lifetime in Washington politics, Broder dishes out naïve, uncritical appraisals of Bush which often have a sycophantic twist-by contrast, he strings administration critics with malicious attacks which reflect faulty reasoning and imaginary facts. True, every columnist makes a mistake or two under the pressure of an imminent deadline. But Broder's recent streak is a growing embarrassment for the Washington Post. Read on...

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