Being a numbskulled lefty media type means always having it both ways. A headline from Salon:
“Is the media reporting on the Penn State scandal to hurt conservatives? One insane person thinks so”
The headline just above it:
To call this sort of thing puerile would be an insult to children.
The cheaply partisan contemporary Left makes me miss the old explicitly Marxist Left, at least a little bit. As the Marxists knew, the key to maintaining a paranoid, fantasy-driven worldview is maintaining a narrative that while wildly implausible is internally consistent, just as in sci-fi or horror movies. Which is why everybody knows that the Penn State scandal is really about Dick Cheney, Benjamin Netanyahu, Goldman Sachs, and the Iranians — obviously.