Josh Marshall is asking: :Why does CNN report the news like the public is made up of a bunch of circus idiots?"
Uh. Josh? Because we kinda are. I mean sure, maybe you, me, and a few others aren't. Hell, a pre-court-decision majority of the country might not be Barnum Bros. quality. But as it currently stands - until/if Bush is beaten in November . . . .
To be fair, it's chicken and egg, isn't it? Who were the first circus idiots? The press or the people who believed them?
Update: Second best question from Josh: "In the last six weeks, how many documents has the Bush administration declassified for the exclusive and explicit purpose of attacking a political enemy?"