Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Downing Street Memo

So now the Republican blogger wunderkinds have to decided to attack the Downing Street Memo, saying that it's essentially fake and scrutinizing the typeface.

Make no mistake: this is all about casting a pall of doubt over the issue, muddying the waters so that the average American doesn't know what to believe, just like "Rathergate" and just like the Schiavo Republican talking points flap. This kind of cowardice is now standard operating procedure for Wingnut bloggers, and we need to expect more of it in the future.

It doesn't have to be this way, but it's altogether possible that US journalists, who've essentially ignoring the documents for the past seven weeks, will now be attacking this story from the "fake" angle. The fourth estate is crooked, blind, and probably on the take, and Democrats need to start doing whatever is necessary to get out the truth.

More DSM reading:

Newsday: Memo Shows US Push for War
Knight Ridder: British documents portray determined U.S. march to war
Iraq, Tony, and the Truth