I used to like Harry Reid. I really did. Lately his rhetoric has been quite over the top, but I figured “well, he’s just pandering to his base. Bush does that all the time.”
But now, now he has threatened censorship over a “docudrama” (no one expects docudramas to be 100% historically accurate, so the claim that some events in the movie didn’t really happen don’t work, since that’s an expected part of the genre).
What is going on?
I recall when some conservatives overreacted about some fictionalized movie about Ronald Reagan. They raised a stink and the movie got moved to Showtime. But at no time do I recall any Congressional Republicans subtly threatening TV networks with license revocation.
According to the advance reviews, everyone comes across badly in this upcoming Road To 9/11 movie. Republicans look bad for distracting Clinton with impeachment, Clinton looks bad for ignoring terrorists, Bush looks bad for ignoring Richard Clarke.
But apparently some Democrats are so deep into their hatred of Bush and conservatives in general, they must not allow any possibility of anyone every saying that maybe Clinton wasn’t perfect and could have done a better job.
Can anyone explain to me what is going on? If Republican senators were doing this, claiming that the movie unfairly slanders Bush and Rice for ignoring Clarke’s warnings, liberals would be up in arms about censorship, the chilling effect, etc.
What is up with this double standard? And has Harry Reid finally lost his mind? At the very least his behavior here is no better than the Republcian behavior he constantly complains about.