As Twitchy readers know, MacCallum’s tweets pack a punch. Today, Martha MacCallum was not impressed by The Daily Beast’s pro-Holder spin in the form of an alleged article titled, “Holder’s Regrets and Repairs.” You see, he really didn’t mean to spy on James Rosen, other Fox News staffers or James Rosen’s parents. And he has some “creeping remorse” for, you know, signing the search warrant to authorize such snooping.
RT/This is the best pro-Holder spin available? He's in trouble. http://t.co/aAaesvZhE7 …
— martha maccallum (@marthamaccallum) May 28, 2013
Citizens agree with Ms. MacCallum.
@marthamaccallum Who the hell cares about how Holder "sees himself" or his self-serving remorse? What matters are his actions.
— Rusty Shackleford (@dap1510) May 28, 2013
— Jacqué Stoddard (@jacquestoddard) May 28, 2013
Heh. Remember, Attorney General Holder testified that he is a know-nothing like President Obama. They have no clue what is going on, ever, until they see it on the news or read it in the newspapers!
@marthamaccallum not enough trouble and certainly not soon enough.
— Gary Valcour (@agequodagis) May 28, 2013
Twitter users spread the mockery love to encompass the pitiful Daily Beast and its puff piece, which basically amounted to “but, but he’s sorry and stuff! Can’t you forgive, meany pants people?”
— javahed (@javahed) May 28, 2013
Daily Beast’s Holder puff piece the puffiest puff piece since the invention of puff pieces http://t.co/TTNriEVYPQ
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) May 28, 2013
More from Legal Insurrection:
… But sources close to the attorney general says he has been particularly stung by the leak controversy, in large part because his department’s—and his own—actions are at odds with his image of himself as a pragmatic lawyer with liberal instincts and a well-honed sense of balance—not unlike the president he serves. “Look, Eric sees himself fundamentally as a progressive, not some Torquemada out to silence the press,” says a friend who asked not to be identified….
In an interview, Holder acknowledged that there was considerable room for improvement in how Justice handles leak cases, casting the episode as a kind of teaching moment for his department and himself….
Read the rest: It would be hilarious if it weren’t so shake fisty. He’s totally going on a media “charm offensive,” guys!
To begin the process of recalibrating that balance, Holder is initiating a dialogue with representatives of major media organizations. Invitations go out today, with the first meeting taking place possibly as early as this week. Holder’s aides say he is encouraging a no-holds-barred conversation with the goal of updating and strengthening DOJ guidelines. But Holder’s own personal soul searching has already begun, with, among other things, the question of why he signed off on an affidavit that in retrospect he believed may have crossed the line.
That changes everything!
You can also color fellow Fox Newser Brit Hume unimpressed.
Long piece based on Eric Holder interview ignores conf. of interest ? in AG reviewing own actions in leaks cases. http://t.co/doH4hR0dCF
— Brit Hume (@brithume) May 28, 2013
Hello? Charm offensive. Isn’t that what really matters? Facts shmacts! The Daily Beast has some spinning to do!
Daily Beast: Eric Holder only beats on the press because he loves us http://t.co/RMxpCNfYrk
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) May 28, 2013
— Kristinn Taylor (@KristinnFR) May 28, 2013
— Erick Brockway (@erickbrockway) May 28, 2013
— Brian Guy (@ItsThatBriGuy) May 28, 2013
Just when you thought lapdogs couldn’t get more ludicrous.
Obama: I've directed my Top Man to look into Eric Holder.
Media: Who's your top man?
Obama: Eric Holder.
Media: OK. So long as he's good.
— Everyone's Famous (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 24, 2013
We have to laugh or we’ll cry.