Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Why the Double Standard

Minnesota Republican Watch points out what bugs me about the Right. It is not about objectivity, it is not about the truth, it is about winning, plain and simple.

For the record, I just want what is best. I'll admit when I'm wrong, and I'll call them out when I think they are wrong. The Right, on the other hand, will only believe that which supports what they want to believe, and will totally ignore anything that may stand in their way!

Those of us with an objective mind know that the recreated Memo's presented by CBS were totally unnecessary to support the primary premise of the story. First hand interviews, official naval documents, and other corroborating evidence support the original story. But like everything else, the Right wants you to ignore that reality, and through the use of blogospheric slight of hand, concentrate on that which doesn't really matter.

So will they ask the same questions when it doesn't favor their point of view. Where were the calls for investigation of the forged Niger documents? Why hasn't Robert Novak released the name of his confidential sources in the Plame matter? Why is it OK for them to make these demands of CBS, but won't challenge their own insiders about similar, and more devastating issues?

Why . . . Why . . . Why . . . because if they acknowledge it, they might have to admit they were wrong!


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