.... Rich stresses that he is anything but an apologist for the lefties and all of their causes. "I trend liberal but I had no use for John Kerry," he told me.
Rich is known for his dedication to holding Bush accountable for what he perceives to be the president's gross mismanagement of foreign and domestic policy. ....
...his previous incarnation as a Times theater critic - one who was so feared that his handle on the Great White Way was "The Butcher of Broadway" - trained him well. He saw how a writer can create drama without succumbing to melodrama.
Rich's March 27th column earlier this year, for example, discussed the hideous politicking and grandstanding surrounding the death of Terri Schiavo and noted the relevance of ABC airing the 1956 extravaganza, "The Ten Commandments." ....
12. The man is entitled to his opinion - that is just that: an opinion.
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 01:34 PM by Mass
The OP emphasizes what is in fact one line in the article. The whole goal of the article is to describe Rich as a serious and thoughtful, but not too liberal columnist (in fact in a direct bashing to Dowd and Krugman).
As for the line that the OP chose, you're free to agree or disagree with it, but it is clear that Rich is not an apologist for the lefties. No surprise there, and we already knew, thanks to his articles during the campaign that he had no use for Kerry. So what? It is his opinion.
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