Ed Driscoll

"The Left's New Mumia"

Michele Malkin (found via Roger L. Simon), looks at an amusing–if sadly predictable phenomenon, which Roger dubs (accurately), the mainstream media’s “weirdly pro-Saddam coverage, a kind of journalistic Stockholm Syndrome”. (Michelle links to blogger Matt Margolis, whose phrase appears in this post’s title.)

There was a preview of it this weekend, as the MSM tut-tutted Iraq’s democratic elections. Remember, it was only a few years ago, that they gave Saddam’s “elections” a pass, without a shred of irony or dissent in their reporting, as these classic groaners in 2002 and 2003 illustrate: