FoxNews Derangement Syndrome has long since joined Palin Derangement Syndrome and Bush Derangement Syndrome as conditions afflicting the angry left.
Glenn Reynolds often asks is there anything bacon can’t do? Maybe he should also ask is there anything FoxNews (or Sarah Palin or George W. Bush) can’t be blamed for. On Thursday and today, he linked two posts either correcting or failing to correct Robert Reich’s post* faulting FoxNews for helping gin up that “huge anti-incumbent wave” in 1994, you know, against the then-Democratic congressional majority.
The Huffington Post which also ran the column, as Alpaca reports, has yet “to issue a correction/retraction to the story.”
Guess the editors there still can’t fathom how Republicans won back Congress without FoxNews. I mean, you know, how else could the American people have been turned against health care reform which everyone supports because it’s the right thing because liberals back it and they always want the very best for everyone (Except Sarah Palin. And George W. Bush. And Dick Cheney)?
But, here’s the kicker: Reich was Secretary of Labor during the entirety of Clinton’s first term. He’s not some upstart leftie blogger who didn’t to to college until this century and didn’t know when Fox was founded. Reich was in the public eye in 1994; he had to be aware that there was no FoxNews until the month Clinton was re-elected. Is this then, some kind of ex post facto memory when you apply your current prejudices to the past?
*cross-posted on each of those sites.