Everyone give it up for your capital city’s hometown newspaper, the very liberal Washington Post, which has abruptly fired its only liberal pundit, Dan Froomkin, who in past years did more than the rest of the Post op-ed staff combined to show how our beloved leaders George W. Bush and Richard “Dick” Cheney were careless law-breaking criminals from Hell.
Think about this one example, of many: wretched columnist Richard Cohen, whom the Post passes off as one of its tenured liberal critics, was embarrassingly wrong about every possible aspect of the Iraq War — as was the Liberal editorial board — and when asked in 2006 to reflect on his hawkishness during the first Bush term, he wrote, “In a post-Sept. 11 world, I thought the prudent use of violence could be therapeutic.” This pathetic, grumpy person who was sneeringly wrong about very important War issues and then explained it all away, years later, with that sociopathic “quip” about human life, is still a weekly columnist at this newspaper, where the other op-ed “stars” include Charles Krauthammer — who called Froomkin “stupid” in a printed column — Bill Kristol, David Broder, Fred Hiatt, Jackson Diehl, George Will, David Ignatius, and Michael Gerson.
In other words, this is a great day for Dan Froomkin! Imagine the liberation he must feel, finally getting out of that musty, murderous shithole. Congratulations, Dan!
UPDATE: We should add, as some commenters have pointed out, that the Post does still have Eugene Robinson, Harold Meyerson, and E.J. Dionne, who are graciously given a few words each week to write mild, agreeable left-center blurbs near the more respectable Krauthammer’s unresearched, vociferous war and torture death chants that importantly push the centrist position somewhere to the right of David Addington.
Froomkin out at Washington Post [
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