Roger L. Simon

Something in the CBS water

What is it about CBS that people who work for them become delusional? The network is hitting the Daily Double today with Katie C. bloviating on Iraq and good old Dan turning weepy over his lawsuit and implying he’d like to see George Bush deposed. I assume that’s about the extent of the President’s National Guard Service, although I don’t see how that’s relevant to whether Rather promulgated forged documents on the subject on Sixty Minutes. I can’t imagine why a judge would let such a thing in, but who knows… what’s Lance Ito doing these days?

Meanwhile, Katie is reassuring an audience of the already firmly convinced that the Iraq War was a “mistake.” That’s indeed conventional wisdom in the MSM from a very conventional woman, but perhaps a tad early (fifty years?) for the history books. Also, it has the kind of (could we even say racist?) obliviousness we have come to expect from members of her class – coupled with the clich´s about no-Al-Qaeda-in-Iraq that have been contradicted a thousand times to no avail. I guess she doesn’t read much outside staff papers. One thing I’m certain she doesn’t read is Iraq the Model because it is written by, um, real Iraqis who had to live under Saddam. Was the war a mistake for them?