Atlantic Monthly Death Spiral Watch (Yet Another Marc Ambinder Edition)
Why oh why can't we have a better press corps?
Marc Ambinder: moron or liar? Marc Ambinder writes:
: Obama does not take a position on whether McCain and Palin are inciting hatred...
Here's what the Obama campaign said:
Senator Obama does not believe that John McCain or his policy criticism is in any way comparable to George Wallace or his segregationist policies. But John Lewis was right to condemn some of the hateful rhetoric that John McCain himself personally rebuked just last night, as well as the baseless and profoundly irresponsible charges from his own running mate that the Democratic nominee for President of the United States 'pals around with terrorists.' As Barack Obama has said himself, the last thing we need from either party is the kind of angry, divisive rhetoric that tears us apart...
If that is not a declaration that Sarah Palin--and the McCain campaign that assigns her missions--is inciting hatred, I do not know what a declaration that Sarah Palin is inciting hatred would be.
I don't care to speculate on why Marc Ambinder doesn't want to do his job. I simply note the fact: Marc Ambinder doesn't want to do his job.