I had breakfast yesterday with two colleagues, both of them actively interested in public affairs and both of them relatively heavy consumers of newspapers and television news. Neither of them had heard about the maltreatment of Pfc. Bradley Manning until the flap over P.J. Crowley’s statement.
In light of all the non-events Faux News and Breitbart have managed to whip into multi-day “scandals,” this testifies to the utter spinelessness of the mainstream media and the complete lack of any liberal equivalent of the right-wing noise machine.
Even today’s NYT story about Crowley’s resignation gives only the tiniest hint of what Crowley was complaining about. Disgraceful.