Update

The Irony factor: throwing Clark under the bus occurred the same day he was stealing his campaign theme (“Dissent is Patriotic”) in his “major speech laced with attacks on MoveOn)

Adding  Corrente’s

Ooh, the blogosphere’s media critique is back!

What does this mean

First of all as a Clarkie since the draft, I was sad to hear Clark so enthusiastically pimping the empty suit. After the media got on him for his comments about McCain, I checked them . I found them reasonable as all his comments.

Well, I don’t think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be President.

Interestingly enough, the Mighty Wurlitzer got on his case (don’t remember their reacting to Kerry’s dissing like this). I guess it was the knee jerk reaction to Clark.

Not surprisingly, brave BO
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Obama spokesman Bill Burton released the following statement: “As he’s said many times before, Senator Obama honors and respects Senator McCain’s service, and of course he rejects yesterday’s statement by General Clark.”

What it means is: once again B0 sides with McCain against his supporters giving away the GE dialogue:

“John McCain is not a warmonger and should not be described as such.”

It also means that like Kerry, B0 will back down as soon as he’s challenged. Maybe even faster than Kerry, who occasionally made like resisting.

It also may mean something else: the media might me turning after all. This could be because Clark was known as a Hillary supporter – and this is still part of CDS. But they also jumped fast ti McCain’s help – so, I’ll be watching.

Happy to have Paul Krugman pretty much in agreement with me.

He seems sure that the media turned

Barack Obama was the repeated beneficiary of this kind of willful misinterpretation during the primary — remember “as far as I know”? — but it was a given that if and when he secured the nomination, the usual suspects in the news media would turn their fire on him.

What I always wondered, during the primary, was whether the Obama campaign was ready to deal with the post-primary environment, in which McCain would be the media darling, and Obama would lose his sheltered status and face the usual treatment.

So far, the answer seems to be no.

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Where’s your “progressive” candidate now , ers?
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