{Empty title} | The Nation

Are you people serious? I mean, this is a spoof open letter right?

“Mr. Gibson's claim that the government can raise revenues by cutting capital gains tax is grossly at odds with what taxation experts believe.” That’s a brazen lie. An outright lie. You are just shameless to print an untruth grossly at odds with reality.

Moving along. Are you seriously saying that if John McCain had worked with a man who not only bombed abortion clinics thirty years ago, but was unrepentant and actually thought he didn’t do enough… that he shouldn’t be asked why he had worked with him, sat on boards with him? Are you kidding me? You expect me to believe that you wouldn’t be screaming blue bloody murder that he wasn’t asked hard about that?

Are you seriously saying it is unfair and not relevant to ask a man who wants to be President of the United States about his racist pastor? It's unfair to ask about Hate Preach? The fact is Senator Obama has received a fawning pass from the media for over a year. Nobody knew a damn thing about him or his friends, or his land deals or his racist pastor. But they do now and you loath it.

All you shills want to do is shut down anything that is even half way critical. You guys are scary Stalinists alright. Trying to use the special privileges granted to the press in the Constitution to intimidate against open and free debate. That's your game: to intimidate and to get others to self-censor. To chill free speech.

And please, the fact that an ill-prepared amateurish Obama was forced to spend forty-five minutes on this did him a favor. Less time to misstep, vacillate, bore, stutter and lose focus on all those issues you think he should have been answering. But couldn’t. He doesn’t even have a clue about capital gains tax and the 100 million stockholders who have to pay it. Talk about being not ready for prime time without a teleprompter.

This whole “open letter” is a shoddy, despicable performance masquerading as something serious. It falls far short of anything tangentially related to journalism and is nothing less than the ramblings of hacks cheering on the sidelines for one candidate. It’s another nail in the coffin of what used to be real journalism.

You should be ashamed, but the fact you wrote it proves you have no shame.