Almost two months after Wall Street Journal OpinionJournal.com editor James Taranto made his April 19 pronouncement that "Republicans almost never question Democrats' patriotism. ... [T]o do so would look vicious and unseemly" -- and just one month after doing precisely that -- Taranto accused Democrats of engaging in "anti-American propaganda." Taranto's June 16 statement echoed a May 17 column in which he claimed, as Media Matters for America previously noted, "[S]ome Democrats do not seem to be on the side of their own country."
From Taranto's June 16 "Best of the Web" column on OpinionJournal.com, the website of The Wall Street Journal's editorial page:
If you listen to prominent Democrats like Ted Kennedy, Robert Byrd and Al Gore, it's hard to avoid the conclusion that they'd rather see America lose the war than the president win re-election. It's bad enough that one party is willing to engage in what as a practical matter amounts to anti-American propaganda.