The cynical may enjoy being proven right by thirty-odd Fox News memos. It is blatantly clear that Fox News thinks of itself as the conservative defender of truth against the marauding liberal news media.
We have good perp walk video of Eric Rudolph which we should use. We should NOT assume that anyone who supported or helped Eric Rudolph is a racist. No one’s in favor of murder or bombing of public places. But feelings in North Carolina may just be more complicated than the NY Times can conceive.
There’s a not really that subtle difference between saying that Rudolph’s supporters had complex motivations and saying that they made a mistake. One excuses supporting a terrorist, and one does not. Consider this statement: “No one’s in favor of murder or bombing of public places. But feelings in Palestine may just be more complicated than Fox News can conceive.” Somehow I can’t imagine Fox News taking that tack.