…the Bleacherman has entered the stadium…
The other morning, as I do on most mornings, I woke up at the ungodly hour of 3am (Pacific Time Zone) to watch Morning Joe. By now I am used to the rants of Joe Scarborough whose small government, conservative values pour over the show’s early dialogue like syrup on hot pancakes.
Joe is a Republican and I accept his crying and complaining without comment or criticism because in most cases his views are to some degree generically rational and reflect a reasonable political ideology. I have always been someone who enjoys and encourages the polemic of political discourse.
But the zeal and passion of his defense of Chris Christie has gone a bit too far. He has joined many of his friends who gather in the gutter of a Palinesque residue which demands blame for the world woes be squarely placed on the media.
So it’s okay for Fox News to run around like slaughtered chickens chasing stories about Benghazi and an anti-Republican IRS but when MSNBC seeks the truth, Joe and his cohorts yell and attack the liberal media.
It is the job of the nation’s press to seek out the truth on important stories of the day. Sometimes they find the truth, sometimes their efforts prove nothing. But their goal, their duty and obligation is to seek out the truth. If we left such efforts to the likes of Daryl Issa and his witch hunts; truth would be only what a partisan wants it to be.
Even the most ardent and passionate supporter of Christie must acknowledge that something about the GWB scandal just does not pass the smell test. There is a foul odor and whether it is emanating from the Governor’s office directly or the desks of his staff; the origin of the smell must be located.
Do you not agree, Joe? Should we not seek the truth? Should Christie’s innocence or guilt be proved by the facts, not by emotions and dictates of friendship?
Both you are the likes of Ms. Nicole Wallace are too good, too professional, too smart to revert to the Palin fairytale of lame street media attacks.
…the Bleacherman has left the building…