Answering John Bellinger

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on May 8, 2012

In response to this post, I would note that much of the press is simply bad at doing its job, and that a lot of the incompetence stems from sheer laziness. John Brennan can give all of the thoughtful speeches that he wants; if there aren’t a significant number of thoughtful members of the press around to give thoughtful responses, then people like John Bellinger shouldn’t expect a serious discussion to break out in the media regarding Brennan’s points anytime soon.

Additionally, it is worth noting that the New York Times editorial page is not generally in the business of being intellectually consistent when intellectual consistency would put Democratic administrations in an uncomfortable spot.

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