Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D NV) and Minority Whip Richard Durbin (D IL) took the press to the woodshed for its coverage of DNC Chairman Howard Dean’s recent pronouncements, including his observations that Republicans are “liars,” “evil,” “corrupt,” “brain-dead,” and almost uniformly “White Christians” who have “never made an honest living in their lives.” Sen. Durbin attributed the continuing media attention to the baneful influence of the right wing and Fox News, and chided the more sensible parts of the media for following along, instead of running more stories about all the wonderful things the Democrats would like to do for us. He probably wouldn’t mind seeing more ink “invested” in Abu Ghraib, WMDs, the Downing Street memo, and Guantanamo, either. Or the Michael Jackson trial. It’s not polite to stare. Or to laugh and point.
If they get rid of the good doctor, I hope Sen. Durbin is available.