We don’t know what the press will do if Clinton enters the race. We do know this—the indolence of the liberal world concerning the press corps’ recent behavior ["beating up" on Hillary Clinton] is a major sign of our essential fecklessness.Everyone, give me 1,000 words on the media's
The Howler also opines that
If a Republican front-runner was being beaten up this way, the screaming would have been heard from coast to coast by now. But on the One True Liberal Channel, the millionaire children have all been silent. At Salon, not a word has been said.Not a word? Not so much.
You could look it up!
Now, some in the liberalverse might have concluded that there's plenty of other things going on in the nation, and the world, to occupy them, and that the Hillary Hate-On will still be around should the "front-runner" decide to declare sometime in the next 28 months. For my part, I can barely pinch out a post every third day, which limits my opportunities to call out Hillary haters. But apparently I haven't gotten my priorities straight.
What's more, some of us indolent feckers might not think that Clinton's the ideal candidate for 2016, regardless of whether she's the "front-runner." (Just as not every conservative is manning the barricades in response to perceived media criticism of "Republican front-runners" Rand Paul or Chris Christie.) Some might even conclude that Sec. Clinton's past or present positions or present activities do not make her the ideal vehicle to ensure their policy preferences are enacted and enforced.
Plus, didn't we all agree to farm this shit out to Media Matters?
Short answer: Liberalism =/= Defending Hillary Clinton. (Insert low, mordant chuckles here.)