“Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow. Until they stop moving.” – Iowahawk
The media is trying desperately to bury Ricegate, but cracks in the dam are beginning to emerge.
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough has come a long way on this story in a very short time. One week ago, he was pronouncing it part of a White House deflection effort. By the end of last week, he said it was worth investigating. Today, Scarborough is suggesting other media outlets, including the New York Times, are dropping the ball by failing to cover it on the front page.
“What if Dick Cheney had asked for the unmasking of names for Barack Obama’s incoming administration?” Scarborough asked. He continued, “It’s a very simple question to ask the next time anybody says this is much ado about nothing.
“There are a lot of things we don’t know. A lot of questions we don’t know. I do know this, though, I heard the hallelujah chorus come and immediately on cue last night saying…nothing to see hear. Move along, move along.”
Nothing to see here. Move along.