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  •  Milbank Is Conservative (6+ / 0-)

    I knew Dana Milbank well in highschool and for years after - we were friends editing the school newspaper. Dana is psychologically conservative, in the sense that he defends the club that he's in. That's the Ivy Leaguer / incumbent club. He's against Ryan and Romney because they're insurgents to the Executive Branch, while Biden is among the old guard. Politics isn't as important to Dana as is his personal/professional social network.

    This puts him solidly among the rest of professional journalists. It also is why we haven't been friends since the first Bush/Cheney term.

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 08:37:26 AM PDT

    •  Pretty interesting insight there. And true of (1+ / 0-)
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      too many "journalists."

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 01:41:46 PM PDT

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    •  The main lie that Milbank is objecting to: (0+ / 0-)

      Paul Ryan is pretending not to be a Congressman.

      Milbank really is focusing on the power networks here, not on the lies about policy.

      •  Same Deal (1+ / 0-)
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        Milbank's Establishment bias makes him madder that a Congressman would dis Congress, even the filthy Congress Ryan and his ilk have delivered, than the policies Ryan runs through Congress.

        "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

        by DocGonzo on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 05:10:16 PM PDT

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