Update: Jake doesn’t take exception. I do. I think the President should literally say “Let me be absolutely clear: The media, with the exception of Jake Tapper and Tommy Christopher, have done a lousy job of blah blah blah…”
Jake Tapper posts today about the President and his political arm, Organizing for America, taking shots at the media for not smacking down health care lies, with this pointed addendum:
For the record, HERE’s the first report we did on the erroneous claims about death panels.
I know how you feel, Jake, but in fairness to the President, not every member of the media is as awesome as me:
In the past few days, the Washington Post’s Charles Lane, then Eugene Robinson, and now The Daily Beast’s Lee Siegel have all given Palin’s death panels the “she’s crazy, but there’s a germ of a point here” treatment.
This cowardice in the face of clarity allows these lies to muddy the waters even as they are uprooted.