Trouble in lapdog paradise? Joan Walsh attacks Ezra Klein for honest reporting on O-care debacle

It’s on!

While many of us were baffled by President ShamWow’s bizarre Obamacare infomercial yesterday, Salon’s Joan Walsh was much more worried about the liberal media — but not in the way you might hope:

That’s right. Walsh is concerned about usually-reliable liberal lapdogs making Obamacare look bad with honest coverage:

From the piece linked above:

As predictably as night follows day, on Monday the media establishment pivoted away from obsessing about GOP extremism and the party’s alleged “civil war” to the “train wreck” that is, allegedly, the Affordable Care Act.

And liberals helped lead the pivot.

She proceeds to single out WaPo’s Ezra Klein, an unapologetic lefty, for describing his experiences with the Healthcare.gov “glitches” and subsequently making President Obama’s job more difficult:

The president is also frustrated, of course, because people who hate the ACA are heartened by its Web troubles, and he had a word for them, too. “It’s time for folks to stop rooting for its failure, because hardworking middle-class families are rooting for its success.” Later he added, “Nobody is madder than me that the website isn’t working the way it should, which means it’s going to get fixed.”

He’s frustrated, you guys! So cut him some slack.

Klein was stunned:

Sorry, Ezra, but we could’ve told you this would happen.

Sycophancy is gospel. Don’t stray from the lapdog plantation unless you want to get sucker-punched:

Worth noting:

True.

Walsh’s Salon colleague Brian Beutler didn’t have a problem with Klein’s reporting, either, and he said so in a column of his own:

Allow us to do some honest reporting, if we may: Joan Walsh is a hack. She has no redeeming journalistic value whatsoever.

That’s as close as Walsh will ever come to standards.

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