Washington Post: I was all set to rip into the Post when, minutes ago, I saw this.
It must have been a glitch, because I tried it again and got 33 results. The Post does indeed report that only two Republican senators have openly criticized Senator Durbin for his remarks and neither of them is Bill Frist or John McCain.
Los Angeles Times: No reports; only an op-ed by David Gelernter in which he excoriates Durbin. It’s on the editorial page, however, and embedded in a rant about general historical ignorance.
Chicago Tribune: Of course, the newspaper has the entire coverage regarding the controversial senator from its home state; or so it seems.
Op-eds (some disguised as reporting):
But to cite the Nazis, the Soviet gulags and Pol Pot -- even for a very limited purpose -- is another.Yes, don’t call American military personnel ‘Nazis’ because it gives those crazy conservatives ammunition. The fact that it’s wrong, disgusting, slanderous and treasonous coming from a US senator has nothing to do with it. ::rolls eyes::
Not because the analogy is wholly inapt and not illustrative.
But because it’s so easily twisted into a patently illogical and hysterical argument by opportunistic critics who seem deliberately obtuse when it comes to simple logic.
Overall grade: D-plus.
UPDATE: Welcome TownHall.com readers! And thanks to columnist Mary Katharine Ham for the link and the great column.