Libs In The Press: Republicans Are Making Us Act Like Jerks Again!

Believe it or not, members of the mainstream press are actually blaming the Bush Administration for making them look bad to the public:

On CNN’s RELIABLE SOURCES, WASHINGTON POST reporter Dana Milbank fretted that the White House is exploiting the public’s growing disdain for the mainstream media. “Of course they succeed,” Milbank said of Bush aides. “The press always looks awful. They will once again make us look awful.”

CNN’s Candy Crowley added: “The perception is that we’re whining.”

White House correspondent Bill Plante of CBS agreed.

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“The vice president and the White House have both used the constant press coverage of this story as a wedge,” he told RELIABLE SOURCES host Howard Kurtz. “It plays to the prejudices of the people who are predisposed not to like us, and it’s one way to distract attention from what happened.”

Good grief.

For whatever reason, so many people on the left just don’t do “subtle.”

If they go to the funeral of someone like Paul Wellstone or Coretta Scott King, being there isn’t enough, they’ve got to make spectacles of themselves by dragging politics into it.

If they’re talking about how they don’t like the Bush Administration, they can’t simply say something like, “Well, we just don’t see eye on eye on what’s good for America.” No, instead they’ve got to go way over-the-top and accuse Bush of being a fascist who wants to turn America into a theocracy.

Same thing goes with this Cheney story. Cheney did make a big mistake, but the press can’t be content to just play it straight. No, they’ve got to yell at Scott McCellan, treat the fact that the press wasn’t informed until the next day like Watergate, and behave so badly that the guy WHO WAS SHOT actually felt compelled to apologize to Cheney for everything he “has had to go through this past week.”

Then, what do we get from the liberals: “How did this turn out to be about us? It’s got to be the fault of the Republicans!” Hey, guys, maybe the problem is just you. Have you ever thought of that?

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