03 June 2005

That darn memo

I'm having a hard time understanding why the "Downing Street memo" — you know, the one that says that "...the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy" — hasn't been getting more play in the media. Is it that people have all already decided how they feel about this Bush's war, and so this memo makes no difference?

The liberal bloggers are up in arms about it, but I didn't remember reading the conservative take on it on their blogs.

So I went over to Powerline to see what they had to say. I found this post, which basically denies that that sentence means what it seems to mean, and goes on to say that the Bush administration had investigated itself and found no wrongdoing.

The InstaPundit, well, a search for "Downing Street memo" turned up nothing. Ditto for "fixed around the policy". I find it a little hard to believe that neither The Logorrheic One nor his commenters ever discussed this, but I wasn't willing to look any harder.

The same, rather incredibly, was also true at Little Green Footballs, Michelle Malkin, The Volokh Conspiracy, Captain's Quarters, and LaShawn Barber.

So what's going on? Is the right-wing blogosphere just ignoring this in the hope that it'll go away? Am I as incompetent at searching as I am at typing?

Update: Much more info at http://www.downingstreetmemo.com/; there's a big brass list of big brass blogs (including this one) writing about this at the Big Brass Alliance.

More posts from others on this topic .

Another update: Rob's Blog has the Fox News response to the lack of attention being paid to this. Basically, they're calling it "old news".