Robert Stein 1924-2014

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Nutsy Fagin Conservative Notions

Maybe they should sell the Wall Street Journal to Rupert Murdoch after all. How much worse could its Editorial Page get?

Aside from the estimable Peggy Noonan, the space seems to have been taken over by escapees from the old Commentary booby hatch. A couple of weeks ago, Norman Podhoretz prays on its pages for Bush to bomb Iran immediately if not sooner. Now Dorothy Rabinowitz compares Patrick Fitzgerald to Duke lacrosse prosecutor Mike Nifong.

It’s a stunning parallel except for the tiny problem that the Duke players were innocent and Scooter Libby was covering up blatantly criminal activity by the Vice President of the United States and the President’s chief adviser.

But before we start carpet-bombing Terehan, let’s disbar Fitzgerald just for the hell of it. Alberto Gonzales never liked him.

2 comments:

Michael van der Galiƫn said...

"It’s a stunning parallel except for the tiny problem that the Duke players were innocent and Scooter Libby was covering up blatantly criminal activity by the Vice President of the United States and the President’s chief adviser."

LMAO! Well said.

Ron Chusid said...

The problem isn't that the editorial page would get worse, but that the news pages would.

While the Wall Street Journal has a natural bias towards business and Republicans, the news sections are far more objective and fair than the editorial pages. If purchased by Murdoch, I fear they would also use the news pages as a propaganda tool along the lines of Fox News.