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A majority of my regular lefty correspondents have chimed in with all sorts of odd outrage over my post about Newsweek. I am truly at a loss to understand why.

They offer a wide array of responses and I’m not sure how to answer many of them. But one common theme seems to be, “How can you say that when Bush got X, Y or Z wrong?”

My short answer is: easily. Name anything Bush got wrong or is alleged to have gotten wrong. On each score the media outrage — canned or sincere — has been enormous.

I don’t absolve the rioters and I don’t ascribe ill intent (yet) to Newsweek. But again, if Bush were responsible for a similar event I sincerely doubt his hecklers would have the same attitude.


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