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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Joel B. Pollak
Press and pundits erupted with glee following Rep. Michele Bachmann's announcement that she would not run for office again. The Minnesota Republican drew much derisive coverage, described in various reports as a "failed presidential candidate" and a "fact checker's dream," among many things. But not everyone was interested in the media pile-on — and they appear convinced that the lawmaker is not done yet.
It is a case of "liberal lionization." Even Daily Beast uberanalyst Howard Kurtz notes that the media have developed a man crush on Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., framing him as a "profile in courage," and in gushing terms. But beware, there's agenda afoot, others say.
Interpretations vary as to just what went on at last weekend's conservative gathering in Texas.
"Don't be fooled by the false praise being heaped upon Chief Justice John Roberts by the mainstream media and its favorite go-to legal commentators," warns BigJournalism.com columnist Joel B. Pollak, who cites CNN and New Yorker contributor Jeffrey Toobin as a prime example of such things.