Why oh why can't we have a better press corps? Yes, it's Fred Hiatt vs. Fred Hiatt:
Two weeks ago, Hiatt wrote:
Glenn Greenwald - Salon: Mr. Gonzales finds himself in this mess because he and others in his shop appear to have tried to cover up something that, as far as we yet know, didn't need covering. U.S. attorneys serve at the pleasure of the president -- with the advice and consent of the Senate. The president was entitled to replace any he chose, as long as he wasn't intending to short-circuit ongoing investigations...
Today Hiatt writes:
Glenn Greenwald - Salon: THE DISPUTE between Democratic lawmakers and the Bush administration over access to documents and interviews with officials about the firing of eight U.S. attorneys seems to be escalating, not resolving. That's unfortunate, because it's become clear that the administration must make more information available than has been forthcoming. Perhaps the clearest case for that -- and the most troubling evidence of improper political motivations -- involves New Mexico prosecutor David C. Iglesias...
What do we know now that we didn't know on March 26? Nothing. Why doesn't Hiatt today mention his March 26 editorial? No guts. No guts at all.
Without major personnel changes, I give the Washington Post five years.