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Edwards Issues Statement | Main | Olympics Open Thread
August 08, 2008

Former Edwards Blogger Amanda "Milky Load of God" Marcotte: Edwards' Affair Is Irrelevant. Let's Get Back to the Real Issues, Like John McCain's Divorce
Bonus: David Shuster Goes Extra Mile for Edwards, Trying to Out-Cocksucker Him; Succeeds

No, really.

It's official: The Clinton Playbook is being run, exactly like it was last time.

Party like it's 1997!!!

Thanks to DrewM.

Whoops! Purple Avenger just linked this post. But he cut something different from the post. I'm letting this sorta-double-post lie. I like DrewM's snark, too.

Vid of David "Sucker of Cock" Shuster: The media has two jobs here, which I've been seeing all day.

Job One: Reassure the public you knew all about this and are hardly surprised, because you don't want them to think you're so out of the fucking loop this snuck up on you. So everyone's in "Oh, of course I knew, it was all so obvious!" in-the-know cool-kid mode.

Job Two: The trickier one-- attempt to explain how it can be you knew all about this but didn't report it, or bother to do the minimum threshold of follow-up. Bear in mind, the National Enquirer is a small outfit. When they assign three or four people to a story, that's a substantial fraction of their entire component of reporters and photographers.

It's nothing for a network news organization to assign three or four people to a story -- they've got hundreds of unpaid interns chomping at the bit to do something besides edit and fetch coffee, for God's sakes. So even if they didn't want to send a reporter, they could have sent a dozen recent graduates out there to get the story... which they would have gotten. This was not exactly a Phillip Marlowe murder mystery here.

Note that Job One and Job Two are basically impossible to square in any satisfactory manner. But they're quite righteous and smugly self-complimentary about both.

In this video, David Shuster lets everyone know he knew allllll about this way before the Iowa primary, but failed to report on it -- or, apparently, follow up at all-- because "credible sources" within John Edwards' camp assured him the story was garbage and that he'd be embarrassed to report it.

"You're only as good as your 'sources' are," Shuster says. Well, Dave, your sources are apparently shit, buddy, and you're so fucking credulous, stupid, or in the tank you deem them "very credible." So I guess you're not that good, eh?

Unable to let it stand there -- with David Shuster looking pretty bad -- he goes on to say how goshdarn angry he is about being lied to by his very credible people/crochet club buddies.

It's their fault, you know.

Which is odd.

Edwards' people were just doing their job. They did their job well.

It was Shuster who failed to do his job.

Why are they to blame? They never held themselves out as disinterested parties or objective observers. They're supposed to be invested in their client's/friend's future.

It's Shuster, and the rest of his sucker-of-cock buddies in the media, that fell on their smug, soft faces here.

And it's insulting to hear them all whine about being "used."

And of course then Shuster turns around and reasserts his superiority as a journalist over those working at the National lEnquirer, even while conceding they somehow stupidly blundered into getting the story right, while Genius Journalist David "Sucker of Cock" Shuster was all righteous and ethical and brilliant while gettign it completely wrong.

MSNBC should cut an advertisement from that last interview. "Watch MSNBC-- We're too damned smart and professional to get stupid 'news' right."

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