When “stop the presses” means “stop uncovering things”

What’s that old joke, playing on “if the shoe fits, wear it”? Starts off, “If the foo . . . “

See how Wall St. Journal’s James Taranto reads a newspaper:

A Washington Post editorial today laments that, as the headline puts it, “The Hillary Clinton Email Story Is Out of Control,” though the editors never specify who they think should control it. “Ms. Clinton’s emails have endured much more scrutiny than an ordinary person’s would have,” they shrug, and besides, “there is no equivalence between Ms. Clinton’s wrongs and Mr. Trump’s manifest unfitness for office.” The paper that has dined out for decades on its aggressive Watergate coverage is now pro-coverup.

A clear case among other things of Corruptio optimi pessima.

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