Given that David Broder’s Washington Post column yesterday touches on a theme I addressed in my post yesterday on how the Left continues to spin conspiracy theories about presidential advisor Karl Rove even without any facts to back up their notions, I probably should have linked it in an update to said post. But, for those of you who haven’t already read the column, I wanted to make sure that the link didn’t get lost at the bottom of an old post.
I first heard about the piece while listening to Dennis Prager’s radio show when driving south yesterday on the I-17 in Arizona. Broder, who as Powerline notes, has been called “dean” of political reporters, is one of the most respected liberal columnists.
In his obituary, One Leak and a Flood of Silliness, on l’affaire Plame, he writes:
But caution has been notably lacking in some of the press treatment of this subject — especially when it comes to Karl Rove. And it behooves us in the media to examine that behavior, not just sweep it under the rug.
Instead of sweeping this whole affair under the rug, Broder believes that the publications which savaged the president’s top political aide on this issue “owe Karl Rove an apology.” And concludes, “all of journalism needs to relearn the lesson: Can the conspiracy theories and stick to the facts.“
If you haven’t already, just read the whole thing!
–Dan (Back in his cluttered Angeleno apartment)