Oh, but this one’s rich.
There has always been a common theme in the Democrats’ attacks on Barr. I noted last year that Democrats repeatedly accused Barr of doing for Trump exactly what Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch did for Obama.
That method of attack took a hilarious turn Friday when Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post had the nerve to accuse AG Barr of “playing the role” of Trump’s “wingman.”
“Since taking office a year ago, the attorney general has energetically inhabited the role of presidential wingman,” Marcus wrote. “Including pre-spinning the special counsel’s report to Trump’s benefit.”
Presidential “wingman”? Where have I heard that before?
Oh right, it was Eric Holder who literally referred to himself Obama’s wingman back in 2013 during an interview on the Tom Joyner radio show. He made the comment while dismissing a question about him possibly leaving the administration. “I’m still enjoying what I’m doing, there’s still work to be done. I’m still the president’s wingman, so I’m there with my boy.”
Holder unapologetically announced his loyalty to Obama, not the rule of law, but the Washington Post never called him out on it, or even referenced Holder’s “wingman” comment in this attack piece on Barr, even though you can bet Marcus’s choice of words most certainly came from Holder.
Marcus’s lack of mention of Holder and his partisan loyalty to Obama is stunning.
Hardly. What it is is brazen—a declaration of contempt so arrogant, so utterly audacious, that it reveals Marcus’s absolute confidence that she runs no risk whatsoever of being harmed, professionally or in any other sense, as a result of someone calling her out on her partisan hypocrisy. The odious Marcus is neither forgetful nor oblivious. She’s merely unconcerned.
Stunning? SRSLY? Is there any reason to expect anything else, after having seen the very concept of “journalistic ethics” itself most egregiously flouted via the flagrant trampling of every last one of ’em (purely notional though they now are) by the Enemedia herd—over and over and over again, continuously, for decades?
Where in the hell did you ever acquire the risible notion that Marcus feels any obligation to uphold any standard of fairness, impartiality, integrity, or honesty? She and her fellow jackals consider themselves and their work to be bounded by but one constraint, less idealistic but more practical: does my writing/statement/action help the Democrat-Socialist Party to further the hard-Left agenda?
Sorry, Matt, but if you really are “stunned” by this, you just haven’t been paying attention, son.
After reading this post, I started wondering just when the media began taking sides. I remember my dad pointing out that Cronkite was a pinko during Vietnam and Watergate. So it had to have been before my lifetime.
I reckon it was Camelot and Kennedy and Dallas that done it. Since then, The Media has gotten more and and worse and worse.
Unrelated – RIP to Charles Portis, whom I only discovered a couple years ago.
Much longer than that. How many people outside Washington knew FDR was cripple and couldn’t walk without assistance. The press has been covering things up for a century at least.
You are correct. Also, the celibacy portion of Eisenhower’s wartime sainthood is suspect. Not to mention the wandering eye of Warren G. Harding, nor Teddy Roosevelt’s blood pact with Cthulhu that made him a tentacled warrior for American Justice.
Nothing says “wingman” like refusing to prosecute those who attempted to falsely engineer a coup on the President, or attacking the President on national TV. Fuck Barr. He is a corrupt Washington scumbag. In fact, I’m now adopting the position that any Washington bureaucrat is an unethical scumbag unless emphatically and comprehensively proven otherwise.