The Washington Post's continued effort to validate its own cheerleading for the Anschluss is noteworthy, but not, as many would have it, because it represents a decline in the power of the dread EmmEssEmm, nor yet because, as the WhatLiberalMedia? progressive crowd would have it, because it exemplifies the Media "not doing its job." Clearly it represents the Media doing exactly its job, which is to disseminate and sometimes amplify the governing consensus of the ruling class of the United States. What's remarkable is just how thoroughly invested is the WaPo in particular in the tale of its own fatuity. That, after all, is what "bad intelligence" is all about. Having been presented with a steaming mountain of bullshit, the paper uniformly failed to display the slightest perspicacity or skepticism, and now, since the US Senate admits to the same essential imbecility, everyone is excused! Maybe I'm unique among men--but I think not--in my reluctance to admit to, much less be proud of, the fact that I've been roundly rolled and bullshat.