Ed Driscoll

Free Pass

Brent Bozell asks a good question:

The John Kerry candidacy was built on an audacious rewrite of history. The man who roundly condemned the war effort, accusing his fellow soldiers of unspeakable acts of barbarism, would run as a hero of that war, surrounded by his “Band of Brothers.” How could any self-respecting journalist covering this charade remain silent?

Evan Thomas and Tim Graham have good answers.

Graham writes:

It all seems so familiar now. In their overt desire to reject a second term for a President Bush, the liberal media elite allows the Democratic candidate to create a legend around himself and his past. Whatever inconvenient holes or weaknesses there are in his personal history are whitewashed out. When the Democrat’s critics challenge these legends, only then is it time to travel beyond the mythology and launch into investigative journalism