Quote of the Day

Paul Waldman, on the Rolling Stone cover controversy:

On the most basic level, this reminds me a lot of the days after September 11, when discussion of what produces and motivates terrorists would inevitably be met in some quarters with “We don’t need to understand them, we need to kill them!” as though any attempt at understanding was just a cover for siding with the terrorists against America. That’s kind of like saying that a football coach reviewing tapes of his team’s next opponent to prepare for the game is siding with the other team

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