James Joyner waded into the cesspool and reports the following,

Duncan Black, aka Atrios,

But, anyway, just a big hearty fuck you to the White House and the news media who have decided this day is largely a personal narrative about George Bush, a man who was almost entirely absent on that day then had a big giggle before falling asleep early.


Itâ??s not about me, and itâ??s certainly not about Bush, who after his famous Pet Goat moment cowardly fled and hid out in Nebraska in fear â?? the same kind of abject fear theyâ??d spend the next five years selling to the American people.

Ezra Klein: â??Five years ago, we were attacked. But the real damage happened when we responded.â?

Michael Tomasky calls â??OBSCENEâ? media coverage of Bush commemorations that donâ??t discuss the â??partisan rancorâ? that â??Bush & Co. have enforced on the country since about 9-14.â?

Wayne Barrett and Dan Collins
have a piece in The American Prospect, debuting today, arguing that Rudy Giuliani was not a hero who united a great city and the country in a time of crisis but rather a blundering nincompoop whose poor administrative skills made much of the tragedy possible.

Robert Sheer: â??In light of that sorry record of the propagandistic exploitation of the 9/11 tragedy for partisan political purpose, is it any wonder that large numbers of Americans have doubts about all of it and that a considerable industry of documentaries and investigative reports has sprung up with alternative theories ranging from the plausible to the absurd?â?

Remember, these are not fringe lunatics, culled to show the left in a bad light, they are the thought leaders of the left, the best and brightest they have to offer in the blogosphere. If you can stomach it, James has more, much more.