NYT's Warren: WikiLeaks Show Obama's Doing a Good Job
Here's a twist on the WikiLeaks document dump only a liberal media member could come up with: it shows the Obama administration is doing a good job.
So said former long-time Chicago Tribuner recently turned New York Times columnist James Warren on this weekend's "McLaughlin Group" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
MONICA CROWLEY: Well, the biggest scandal, again, is that an Army private first class would have access to this kind of level of classified information and enough that he could download it on a Lady Gaga CD while pretending to listen to the CD and then pass it off to WikiLeaks is an outrage.
JAMES WARREN: Lady Gaga finally makes it into this discussion. Good to see. The easy access to this information is unfortunate, but the substance of this information is fine. Good it's out there. And I think in many ways, it shows that the Obama folks have been doing a pretty good job. There's nothing in here, you guys, about secret renditions, about secret prisons, about torture…
PAT BUCHANAN: How about Hillary Clinton spying on (?) diplomats?
WARREN: It's a lot of foreign service guys basically doing in private what the Obama administration says they want to do in public.
For those unfamiliar with Warren, he's the former managing editor and Washington bureau chief of the Chicago Tribune. Of late, he's been contributing to the New York Times, the Huffington Post, and MSNBC.
That's probably all one needs to know to understand how he could possibly spin this yarn with a straight face.