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The attached article is explicitly partisan, but the story deserves to get some sunlight from us. That the CBS News Political Director would say in Slate Magazine that the Republicans should be “destroyed” is significant news.
There is a new narrative percolating through the #oldmedia that anti-establishment, anti-liberal (in the modern American sense,) anti-statist media is not legitimate. That such dissenting voices should not even be heard. (This has been going on on college campuses for 20 years.) That even offering an alternative viewpoint to the one espoused by the dying but still powerful #oldmedia is unacceptable. That any ideas other than that which has been relayed from on high, which has been vetted for talking points, is illegitimate.
No political director of a news agency should ever write such a thing in a public journal even if he or she believes it. At least try to exhibit a patina of fairness. But perhaps its better this way.
What is worthy of note, though, is that a CBS News’ political director is now comfortable openly calling for the destruction of the Republican Party. He obviously fears no admonitions from his colleagues or his employer. And why should he? Earlier this week, Bob Schieffer, a CBS News “living legend,” was perfectly comfortable publicly comparing the NRA to Nazis.