Quoth Andrew Sullivan:
. . . If journalists spent more time getting information rather than preening about which information should be dispersed, we’d have fewer conspiracy theories, not more.
It’s worth noting that as of this writing, this observation is still not being applied in order to demand the release of photos proving Osama bin Laden’s death. Again, I believe that bin Laden is dead, and take the Obama Administration at its word, but according to Sullivan, we do want to have “fewer conspiracy theories” circulating. Why not ask for the release of the photos, so that perhaps we will have fewer nuts going around for the next few years claiming that Osama bin Laden is alive and well in Hot Springs, Arkansas?
And then there is this:
And by the way, a note about the current press’s disdain for pursuing conspiracy theories. What was Watergate at the beginning of the Washington Post’s inquiries – if not a conspiracy theory? There was a conspiracy. And journalism did what it is supposed to do: expose it.
So where are Palin’s medical records?
Shorter Andrew Sullivan: “Sarah Palin should release her medical records because Watergate happened. Barack Obama does not have to release photos proving Osama bin Laden’s death, even though Watergate happened.”
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