Over the weekend, Bill Keller had the temerity to assign some blame for the sequester to President Obama. Within a day, the left’s commentariat had settled the issue in Obama’s favor, each linking to the other and repeating the claim that Keller was all wrong. Over at the Huffington Post, Jason Linkins summarized this group effort as a “Marvel team-up”:
It takes a Marvel team-up of three different reporters, from three different news organizations, to perform this elementary act of real-keeping. Meanwhile, Bill Keller can, in one column, undo the work of Harwood, his New York Times colleague.
– “The Progressive Left’s Marvel Team-Up Act,” John Sexton on the Breitbart.com Conversation blog, Monday.
“The latest excuse for Obama: Basic political competence is a superhuman power.”
– James Taranto’s Best of the Web column, the Wall Street Journal, today.
“Technology is starting to give us superpowers once reserved for comic-book heroes.”
– The Washington Post’s Slate Website, on Monday.
It’s Stan Lee’s world; we’re just living in it apparently.