PBS NewsHour invited TIME’s Mark Thompson to explain President Obama’s Defense Secretary debacle. Yesterday, Chuck Hagel’s nomination was delayed when Senate Republicans called for a filibuster. Outgoing secretary Leon Panetta, due to leave his post February 14th, will stay until his successor is confirmed. Thompson joined Margaret Warner of PBS and Public Radio International’s Todd Zwillich.
It's a debacle because Republicans have turned it into a debacle, And they will keep doing this garbage as long as so-called journalists like those at Time let them get away with it. No wonder the Time Warner people would like nothing more than to dump this brand. What a waste of space.
There's really only one explanation but most journalists will tip toe around what is simply naked partisan stupidity.