Alien & Sedition unpacks compassionate conservatism today.
Glenn Greenwald unloads on the Beltway media in the wake of Bill Moyers Journal's, "Buying the War."
The heroes in Moyers' story are non-Beltway reporters John Walcott, Jonathan Landay and Warren Strobel from Knight-Ridder (now McClatchy). They got their pre-war reporting right, by "digging where no one was looking," as Boston Globe editor Michael Baron said last week of his new Pulitzer winner, Charlie Savage.
"He won this richly deserved Pulitzer because he has been covering what the White House does, not just what it says," Baron said.
Those among the Beltway stenography pool - those who weren't actively cheerleading for and celebrating the Iraq blitzkrieg - spent most of the Bush II years getting played for fools, or else sucking up to the people responsible for things like this, who took America From Norman Rockwell to Abu Ghraib.