It may well be as we suggested earlier that the Corrupt Party government-paid army of hacks were too busy with other ongoing trainwrecks to try to spin Tom Flanagan back out of the hole he'd pitched himself into.
But his brethren and sistren in the media have rallied. I'm not going to link -- you can find them. They have twisted themselves into various unattractive pretzels to find grounds on which to defend or mitigate his faceplant.
One thing they have in common though was noticed by our pal trapdinawrpool.
Things get almost weepy at Pandering and Pissing Contests.
Dammit! Don't we proles get it that it's the pundits' job to end people's careers?
Another thing that can drive manly journos (of all genders) to weepy despair is the financial state of their biz.
I have a modest proposal. Fire all the opinionators. Keep the good reporters who actually ferret out what our overlords don't want us to know.
And leave the punditting to thoughtful -- and free -- bloggers like kirbycairo.
Win-win! More funding for real reporters, less noxious bloviating in the media.
Besides, it's not like the opinionators couldn't find other work worthy of their talents and ethics.