Far too many on the far left take seriously their own hot air about Bush and various members of his administration being evil. Rove in particular has been endowed with extraordinary powers of evil to the point where the emperor in Star Wars looks like a kiddie playing with a train set in comparison.
As the years have past, this bizarre sort of mental illness has shifted further towards the center of the political mainstream – that’s well observed. Sadly, newsrooms have not been exempt from this.
Picking up on the Monday New York Times story by Jim Rutenberg and Jacques Steinberg, “The Pundit Analyzing Obama? Some TV Upstart Named Rove” (Tim Graham’s earlier post on the story), Hume noted how the article reported that Newsweek’s top editor, Jon Meacham, revealed “Rove had been received surprisingly well in the magazine’s newsroom, where he has been a reliable colleague who files his articles on time and works diligently with fact checkers.” After one editor dealt with him, Meacham told the newspaper: “The editor called me and said, ‘This just complicated my world view. I may like Karl Rove.’”
Hm, I guess those fact checkers have plenty of time on their hands given how little they’re used in certain political stories these days.
Come to think of it, given the thousands of errors uncovered in left leaning stories by right leaning blogs, and the fact that even the left is quoted as saying that Rove “works diligently with fact checkers”, shouldn’t that give some of our colleagues on the left pause for thought?