The ink was barely dry on the Democrats’ scandalpalooza talking points when the media began dutifully reporting them. It started with the Washington Post, and then other outlets picked up on them. It’s as if the Democrats are writing their stories for them, and the word of the week is overreach.
David Plouffe, always ahead of the curve, tweeted the same point vis-a-vis Benghazi last week; Cillizza noted in his post that Plouffe also touched on it yesterday on ABC. Ron Fournier has a new piece up about overreach at today’s National Journal and this NYT piece, contrasting the GOP pursuit of scandal with the noble Democratic goal of legislation (specifically, the Gang of Eight’s terrible amnesty legislation), has whiffs of it. Even MSNBC Republican Michael Steele is chipping in. Here’s lefty Greg Sargent, observing/encouraging a “media backlash” in action…
Even if the liberal reporters are simply on the same wavelength as their political heroes, these news organizations could save a lot of money by cutting out the reporters and just printing word for word what the Democrats want them to report. Why go to all the trouble of re-writing it?
Oh, and I don’t recall any liberals complaining about overreach when Scooter Libby was hung out to dry over Valerie Plame, or any other time a Republican administration was being investigated. Do you think they had any such complaints during the Watergate investigations?