because it seems that there's some serious knee-jerk reactions going on here. you seem to think that because i defended linfar's right to expose russert's complicity in pushing the iraq war, that i have never watched MTP or that i'm somehow parroting talking points from the fucktards at nocents? GMAFB. i have never even visited either of those wastes of space, and i don't appreciate you projecting whatever sore feelings you have towards those folks onto me. i am not now nor have i ever been on that team.
frankly, if you think this is all about hillary, fine, obviously your closed mind is not going to change. and i understand that because in the past linfar has been inflammatory. so i do "get" the reactions. i just do not happen to agree, and because of that i'm getting ripped to shreds.
what a fucking ridiculous joke. people who were not on team clinton during the primaries are perfectly capable of acknowledging russert's complicity in pushing the iraq war.
you and i have been on opposite sides of the primary battle, but we have "known" each other on this site for years. of course i'm going to defend your right to post this, even if i don't agree with the timing.
stop projecting. i am not defending that last line and i said as much upthread. and i am not now nor was i ever on team clinton, so don't you fucking DARE equate me with the racist fucktards at H44/nocents.
if he truly held everyone's feet to the fire, he would've challenged the lies that cheney, condi, and rumsfeld spewed on his show.
there were some that were obvious lies, esp. the one about the inspectors. i mean, anyone who'd been paying attention knew that was bullshit - journalists especially had access to the truth. but the truth was never told.
linfar cited so many examples of russert's shoddy journamalism that had nothing to do with hillary. i for one was always pissed when he kept pushing that "saddam tossed the inspectors out" bullshit. i mean come on, did we all forget the lies pushed by the media in the leadup to the war? did we forget how russert and many others gave bush's lies a platform?
let's be honest here. russert may have been a kind and generous family man, but he was a terrible journalist. he helped sell this war and that's simply the truth.
and while you guys might find that posting this diary today is tacky (i do kinda agree - i would've waited a bit longer), the facts are indisputable.
w00t! dropped the temp by about 20 degrees. and hopefully we'll be getting more rain this evening. unfortunately it seems to be rolling in just as i have to get in the car and sit in rush hour traffic.