Useful Idiots

Digby offers up an interesting slice of history wherein David Broder acknowledges that he played a large role in assisting Richard Nixon's successful effort to destroy Senator Ed Muskie's political career, but doesn't seem to feel especially sorry about it or resolve to do anything differently in the future. It's typical of the common code within the press corps which isn't indifferent to the fact that it does its job in a way that wreaks horrible damage on the country, but actually wears indifference to the consequences of their actions as a badge of honor.