On MSNBC today, Washington Post reporter Janell Ross hinted that Jeb Bush was covering up a major family scandal -- but she offered no proof or explanation for her comments. Even the MSNBC host made an effort to distance herself and her network from the Post reporter's comments.
"I guess I was rather stunned, I guess, to hear that these things had been written in a book at a time when the governor probably had his own issues that he was struggling with in his personal life," Ross said. "It seems like a strange time in your life to suggest that public shaming is a good way to address problems."
"I am, I am, and I'm trying to be as delicate as possible. But in all honesty the governor has some own issues in his own family that some might argue are worthy of some public discussion or shaming," the Ross.
"To be fair, none of those have been corroborated. We have no reporting on that, NBC News cannot report on that. You are a reporter for the Washington Post," said the MNSBC host.
Today, the political class celebrates the long career of John Dingell. As of Friday nobody, not even Robert Byrd, will have served longer in either body of Congress. As the media fashions this story, we are expected not only to marvel but to feel gratitude. Whatta guy. Great public servant. Been doing it since Ike was president and a postage stamp cost three cents.
Vice President Joe Biden visited wounded veterans yesterday in Las Vegas, and told them, "You guys don't have a damn thing to be ashamed of." It is not clear why Biden might think veterans would be ashamed.