Charlie Pierce knows this is a day for reflection on evil acts and scumbag behavior.
First there was this incredibly evil development. Which was kinda hidden and kinda not. I didn’t understand back then just how well “noise” of events could conceal the most important messages.
Next, another ugly history lesson. I thought Starr was going to be the phony-scumbag bottom. HA! This is a key insight that had not occurred to me:
(One of the worst things about the current media elite is that so many of them came of age during this extended kabuki and became convinced that this is the way things are supposed to work, an attitude many of them brought with them into their coverage of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign.)