The Time is now

I’ve got a new article up at Time magazine’s website about the media and George Allen.

Stephen Colbert, as usual, was the only pundit with the balls to tell the truth. When he booked former Navy Secretary James Webb on his satirical talk show six months ago, Colbert puzzled over how an award-winning author would fare in Virginia’s U.S. Senate race.

“If you win this [Democratic] primary, you go up against George Allen, right?”

“Yes,” Webb said, his already-uncomfortable expression shifting from grit to grimace.

“Who I understand,” continued Colbert, “and I think this is a positive, is dumb as a post.”

And so on.