But as the pattern Haberman reports makes clear, Republican operatives - whose cynicism knows no bounds - are betting that Americans have already begun to forget exactly what happened after the GOP stole the presidency in 2000 and wreaked such havoc on us.. That is why it is incumbent upon responsible journalists like Haberman not to let scoundrels like Carlson explain away Giuliani's cold, calculated lie as merely a different way to view the world.And the Village lets them get away with it even when they get caught. You can hold it up for ridicule (Lord knows I do that all the time) but you have to point out that it is a lie, it is incorrect, and that the people who tell the lies need to take a hit for it. They don't. Not if they are Republicans.
Surely, Carlson's spin is as self-evidently absurd to Haberman as it is to us. But, as long experience with rightwing GOP nonsense has demonstrated, merely holding it up for ridicule is not enough to stop it. As long as they think they can get away with it, they will.
Rudy will be invited on Teevee to explain his "outlook" as a terror expert again and again no matter what he says...even when he says "We were never attacked under Bush." The real problem is next time when he says it, nobody will correct him still.