Vitriol is Contagious on the Opinon Pages of the WSJ
Earlier in celebration of the Conservative triumph over rationality in the deficit reduction/debt ceiling agreement the editorial/opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal engaged in a full bore personal attack on the President.
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Mr. Obama is the Subject
And then goes on to cite a litany of other columnists who have complained about Mr. Obama. His conclusion is that Mr. Obama is not even as accomplished as Mr. Carter. (And no Mr. McGurn, comparisons to Jimmy Carter are a put-down only in your paper.) That is what passes for intellectual discussion by Mr. McGurn.
Next up is Bret Stephens, writing on the President’s intelligence. Guess what his conclusion is.
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The editorial/opinion pages of the Wall Street are disregarded and disrespected because they are not an honest attempt to educate and explain, but are a partisan propaganda machine designed to influence elections, truth be damned. Fortunately for Mr. Obama, the personal attacks are counter productive and if the themes in the Journal are picked up by his opponents, Mr. Obama may well bask in the backlash of re-election. In that case the Journal would have achieved its goal of determining the outcome of an election, just not in a way they intended.