"Imagine if the same level of accountability [that is being visited on the Penn State football program] were demanded of, say, those who authorized war crimes under Bush and Cheney; or those bankers whose reckless, clueless reliance on mathematical formulae they didn't even understand led to untold miseries for the blameless and continuing enrichment for themselves? Who, one wonders, was actually fired by CNN for jumping the gun on the healthcare ruling? When will Michele Bachmann face actual consequences for shamelessly slandering someone as an Islamist traitor?"
-- Andrew "The decadent left...may well mount a Fifth Column" Sullivan,
Now imagine if the same level of accountability were demanded of, say, cossetted Conservative pundits; Conservative pundits who have, say, ascended to the pinnacle of the American media elite by punching hippies, getting every fucking thing wrong and then lying about it.
This is, of course, a question that Mr. Sullivan has been asked a thousand times and consistently refuses to answer, but if you are inclined to try again his public email address is email@example.com. *
* (The first few comments in th comment section were not submitted for this post, but for one I wrote on July 2nd, used as a template and accidentally overwrote. My bad. -- driftglass)