This saved your crack Countdown staff an increasingly difficult decision. For nearly a week we'd been waiting for him to offer a correction
or an explanation for his column from last week in which he apparently reported
an Obama quote without a full context turned the meaning of the quote
inside-out.We had decided not to have Dana on this news-hour again until this was cleared up, and, sadly after some very happy years, he's apparently chosen to make that cloud permanent
I fired him because he lied about Obama dammit! That is the entire story. The true story. So what does the little bastard do? Contradict me!What if those damn Kossacks find out I lied to them? The nerve of Milbank--telling the Politico I really got pissed with him after he said something nice about a Republican. Hey everybody knows the ground rules of my show. No nice talk about the GOP-it makes the Kos crowd very unhappy when anyone does that. And the Kossacks have to love me. Because I need love and approval. Lots of love and approval. But what if a few of them believe him? What then? What about me?
So what if I used his defection to CNN to play up to the Kossacks and claim he was fired when he was history a month or more ago? It is about me after all and what is best for me, not anyone else, not the fans, not Milbank and damn sure not that Bill-O guy on Fox. Hate him. (Note to self: Add Milbank to enemies list-pronto. And that bastard at Politico for believing him and printing the truth.) The only truth that matters after all is my version of it.