The stenographer is, oh, so predictable, the weather isn’t.
It snowed yesterday in west central Missouri.
In political circles, that’s not the sound of a leaky faucet. It’s insider lingo for a bad-news story that won’t go away….
….The classic example: Woodward & Bernstein’s coverage of Watergate. The burglary….
….And on and on it went.
Drip, drip, drip.
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, is in the midst of one of those cycles. It’s a place where no self-respecting politician wants to be….
False equivalence? Check. Let’s see, apparently, in the stenographer’s mind a wide ranging conspiracy and the resultant cover up is equivalent to the failure to pay property taxes on a plane which was self reported by a politician and accompanied by that politician’s immediate mea culpa.
Then, there’s this little gem:
….The recent stories open the door for reporters to go farther….
You mean you don’t dig around unless prompted by someone else? Just asking.
That’s what I thought. As useful as a lawn full of plastic flamingos.