A great column by Brian McNicoll on how the Washington Post has been exposed as a liberal shill in light of the renewal of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-mails:
Why was this the straw that broke the camel’s back? What’s in those emails, and what does it mean to everyday Americans? Good questions all, but we’re unlikely to find the answers anywhere near the newspaper that brought down Richard Nixon.
For The Washington Post, it’s all about Comey. He is “damaging democracy,” wrote two former Justice Department lawyers in a Post op-ed. He gave in to “shameful partisanship,” because he’d been “intimidated by Republicans” to reopen the investigation, according to columnist E.J. Dionne.
He had violated Justice Department policy “and tradition” to avoid doing anything to influence an election, former Attorney General Eric Holder wrote in a Post op-ed. Moreover, Comey had not cleared this with superiors. His letter is vaguely worded. It allowed “misinformation to spread,” although what misinformation is not detailed.
Comey’s decision “to cast last-minute shade over Hillary Clinton, based on emails he and his agents had not even read, was appallingly unfair,” wrote Eugene Robinson in his Post column. It made a Clinton landslide, “the ideal outcome,” he said, “less likely.”