Eric Alterman

More from the liberal media

Eric Alterman has written extensively on the false claims of liberal media bias. He seems to be on the correct side of most issues, but here's a clip from his latest post:

If you wanted to find the root problem of how and why the Bush administration has screwed up the world, the answer I think lies less in the fact of 9-11 than in the opportunity that 9-11 gave the neocons to implement a strategy they that long sought. This is not even remotely to say the same thing as the fact that they planned or allowed 9-11 to happen. (I once had to leave the Air America studio while co-hosting with Janeane G because she was buying into this argument sans, of course, evidence.) It is merely to note that had it not been 9-11, it would likely have been something else. And you can find its most pristine expression here from the man Matt Y called "America's Worst Pundit," Charles Krauthammer, who announced in February 2001: "America is no mere international citizen. It is the dominant power in the world, more dominant than any since Rome. Accordingly, America is in a position to reshape norms, alter expectations and create new realities. How? By unapologetic and implacable demonstrations of will."

Am I the only one who detects more than a whiff of fascism in this naked celebration of the triumph of "will"?