Steve Chapman Finds A Nut

McCain Hearts Watergate Conspirator:

How close are McCain and Liddy? At least as close as Obama and Ayers appear to be. In 1998, Liddy’s home was the site of a McCain fundraiser. Over the years, he has made at least four contributions totaling $5,000 to the senator’s campaigns—including $1,000 this year.

Last November, McCain went on his radio show. Liddy greeted him as “an old friend,” and McCain sounded like one. “I’m proud of you, I’m proud of your family,” he gushed. “It’s always a pleasure for me to come on your program, Gordon, and congratulations on your continued success and adherence to the principles and philosophies that keep our nation great.”

Which principles would those be? The ones that told Liddy it was fine to break into the office of the Democratic National Committee to plant bugs and photograph documents? The ones that made him propose to kidnap anti-war activists so they couldn’t disrupt the 1972 Republican National Convention? The ones that inspired him to plan the murder (never carried out) of an unfriendly newspaper columnist?

The Chicago Tribune, despite running a front-page story today about Obama and Wright that doesn’t once mention the name “Hagee” and contains nothing new in the ongoing Validate My Need for a Controversy tour, manages toendorse Obama for Indiana in terms that reveal that while the paper’s editorial board member probably wouldn’t vote for him if you nailed their nuts to an anthill, on balance, he’s a local guy and so he is in some sense theirs.

When it doesn’t infuriate me this paper confuses the hell out of me.


3 thoughts on “Steve Chapman Finds A Nut

  1. Well, sticking your thumb directly in the eye of your readers never gets one far, complimenting with a backhand is less direct but not much better.

  2. A-
    Your ‘Trib sounds an awful lot like my Washington Post. Except that the ‘Trib is a well known conservative rag and the Post still masquerades as a bastion of “liberal” reportage. One any given day, the Post op-ed page is almost completely overtaken with pschopaths (Krauthammer), synchopants (Frum/Gerson), idiots (Ignatius, Diehl) and senile fools (Broder).
    The Post has some great correspondents; true journalists you might call them (Ricks, Pincus, Wright). But the only way to read their stories after the slanted editors have thier way with them is to read them from the last paragraph and work your way to the beginning.

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