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The Rules

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CREDIT:

Dave Roberts watched Al Gore on Meet The Press:

Then he pestered Gore to condemn Hillary Clinton — who’s no longer in the race — for proposing a gas tax holiday, without so much as mentioning that John McCain — who’s still in the race — is still supporting one.

Dave, like others alleging a double-standard here, is failing to appreciate that John McCain is well-known as a principled maverick who puts the national interest ahead of momentary political advantage so it’s vital for the press to avoid doing anything that would damage that image. It’s like that final scene of The Dark Knight.