Saturday, September 15, 2012

The new rule in American politics: never pull together...always attack the other side

The Atlantic Wire

Never Too Soon: Pundits Turn Murders in Libya into a Partisan Cudgel

There is always a group of people for whom it is never too soon to analyze four Americans' murder for possible partisan gain. For those talking heads, there were two main lines of attack after news broke that U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three other State Department staffers were killed in a Benghazi rocket attack. The reactions were 1) that President Obama is a weak ineffectual leader just like Jimmy Carter and 2) that Obama is a Muslim terrorist sympathizer.

The conservative responses are predicated on the idea that the U.S. embassy in Egypt tweeted a condemnation of Terry Jones' anti-Islam movie after the attacks, which isn't true, as Salon's Steve Kornacki points out.

Read it at The Atlantic Wire

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