Video: "Red Eye" dumps on Olbermann for comparing Cheney to terrorists

An enjoyable sequel to last night’s meltdown di tutti meltdowns, although I find myself compelled to fact-check TV’s favorite ombudsman on one point. At 5:55, he speculates that the left, aside from Olby, is being unusually credulous about the NYC synagogue plot because there’s finally a sheriff from their side of the aisle in the White House. Maybe, maybe not — it’s hard to scoff at the motives of four guys who got caught planting what they thought were bombs in cars outside a temple — but is it really true that Olbermann’s the only lefty downplaying the seriousness of it? Feast your eyes on this jawdropper from TPM Muckraker, which drips with sympathy from the odd use of the pejorative word “betrayed” in the headline to this candidate for the bleeding-heart hall of fame in the conclusion:

It’s easy to laugh at this gang of goons — and we’ve done our share of that. But, frankly, it’s also hard not to feel some compassion for what looks like a group of struggling, credulous, under-educated men, existing on the fringes of society, who lacked the intelligence or willpower to avoid getting taken in by a government informant anxious to mitigate his own situation, and by their own vague understanding of radical Islam and the hole it might fill in their lives.

Pity the poor, struggling would-be car-bomber. I guess this is the left’s new take on freelance terror in the age of Obama: Not doubting that the plots are real, just doubting that they’re anything to worry overly much about. Baby steps. Click the image to watch.

Allahpundit Dec 03, 2021 3:21 PM ET