Not Drinking the Kool-Aid

The staff at Slate was polled, and they are supporting Obama by a wafer-thin margin of 55-1; I have little doubt that at most MSM outlets, the results would be similar.

Which is why it’s so refreshing when I stumble on the rare journalist who breaks from the pack and is actually willing to criticize “The One.”

Here, Campbell Brown at CNN takes Obama to task for flat-out breaking his promise to participate in public financing. Of course Obama broke the pledge for the simple reason that he realized he could raise and spend a lot more money if he declined to participate in the program – anyone who buys his silly claim implying that “I didn’t realize that actual people would fund my campaign” is seriously on da Kool-Aid.

And here, Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic says the LA Times should release that Obama video from 2003. Key quote:

[Because] information in an open society shouldn’t be kept secret and… the voters should make up their own minds about whether or not they trust certain candidates, this video should be set free

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