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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mystery Solved

Victor Davis Hanson wonders:
For the last eight years, rendition (hey, they even made a hit-piece movie about the supposedly awful practice), intercepts, military tribunals, and Iraq were sort of the refrains of the liberal-media choruses. Looking back, in light of the Obama media, was such hysteria simply politics, pure and simple? Bush did it: bad; Obama did it: fine? Was the issue always just Bush, and never (as alleged) the Bush profligacy in spending — given the silence now over Obama's crazed borrowing? Was there never any real concern about the supposed "cultural of corruption" when the media seized on a Tom DeLay, Duke Cunningham, Mark Foley, etc. — given the pass granted to Rangel, Dodd, and the tax-fraud nominations to the Cabinet.
The explanation for left-wing media's blatant double standard is threefold: Bush is a Republican, from Texas and wears cowboy boots (not necessarily in that order); let him be anathema.

(Via Instapundit.)

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