This is ludicrous. Peggy Noonan in today’s WSJ claims that the press (who, she admits, have become “an anti-Dean mover”) is saving us from ourselves out of a sense of duty to the Democratic Party:
[Dean] seems as unlovable (unless you’re a Deaniac) as he is improbable. But I suspect there’s something else at work. I wonder if mainstream media aren’t trying to save the Democratic Party from Mr. Dean. They know he’s not a likely winner down the road. Boomer reporters who’ve been through the Clinton experience have sharp eyes. I suspect they’re put off by Mr. Dean’s Clintonian aspects, such as his tendency to dissemble. They’re pushing Gephardt and Edwards and even Kerry. They may push Wesley Clark. But they’re not pushing Dean.
I don’t even know where to begin.