**Posted by Phineas
Well, at least he’s being honest about his biases:
The president who came into office speaking in lofty terms about bipartisanship and cooperation can only cement his legacy if he destroys the GOP. If he wants to transform American politics, he must go for the throat.
Obama’s only remaining option is to pulverize. Whether he succeeds in passing legislation or not, given his ambitions, his goal should be to delegitimize his opponents. Through a series of clarifying fights over controversial issues, he can force Republicans to either side with their coalition’s most extreme elements or cause a rift in the party that will leave it, at least temporarily, in disarray.
That’s John Dickerson writing at Slate. But he’s not just a frothing, nigh-ecstatic fan of Obama writing for a lefty web-zine. As John Nolte points out at Breitbart, he’s also CBS’ political director:
Dickerson is merely being Dickerson, and there’s no doubt he speaks for legions upon legions of those in the media today.
What is worthy of note, though, is that a CBS News’ political director is now comfortable openly calling for the destruction of the Republican Party. He obviously fears no admonitions from his colleagues or his employer. And why should he? Earlier this week, Bob Schieffer, a CBS News “living legend,” was perfectly comfortable publicly comparing the NRA to Nazis.
Ladies and gentlemen, your neutral, thoughtful Fourth Estate.
“Media bias?” What’s that?
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)