Shrum: The blogosphere was a lot more right about Iraq than all the experts in the Democratic party.
Stewart: So why then do they keep hiring these experts.....
Shrum uses the argument that consultants are experts and you need them to run campaigns against the Rove's in the GOP. There is a place for consultants I would think, but not the ones the Democratic Party has been hiring for the last decade. Josh Marshall talks about the Washington Post series on Dick Cheney and how frustrating it is to get our information across which relates to Shrum's observation about the blogosphere..
But this is far too easy. Because the simple fact is that we've known almost all of this for years.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not knocking the series, which is quite good. In journalism, details, the specifics are all. But the story in general has been out there for years, as well as a good number of the specifics, strewn over hundreds, probably thousands of newspaper and magazine articles, online and off...read on
As a member of The DIrty F*&king Hippie Caucus I agree. Shrum admitted we were right on the war so I guess that's a start.