Friday, February 27, 2004

Alternate Universe

Jim Henley has a post about contemporaenous opposition to the Kosovo intervention. I don't bring it up to debate that issue specifically, but to discuss the alternate universe the conservatarian crowd seems to have lived in from 1993-2000. In that universe, the lefty press, the "liberal media," and everyone to the left of Richard Nixon, were united in lockstep behind every single action taken by Bill Clinton.

The truth is, of course, the "liberal media" was brutal in their treatment of Clinton. And, the genuine lefty press, such as the Nation, Democracy Now, etc..., were even harsher. Aside from the merits of any particularly Clinton criticism, I'm just tired of idiots pretending that the media is tough on Bush but was soft on Clinton. It's just ridiculous.