Sunday, September 17, 2006

They Write Letters

Ruthalice Anderson writes to Romenesko:
Reading David Broder's answers to online questions clarifies the problem many people have with mainstream opinionmakers like him -- lack of common sense. Repeatedly asked to compare Bush and Clinton's lies, he again and again argued that Clinton's lies were too egregious and that he should have resigned. Bush's lies, however, arouse much less ire or even concern with Broder. What can you say about a man who is more upset about lies about sexual indiscretions than about lies that cost tens of thousands of lives and billions of dollars? Worse, what can you conclude about any paper that gives a megaphone to someone with such a distorted sense of justice?