There is a section within both ideological camps that refuses to believe there can be anyone decent on the other side. Yesterday, I appeared on Meet the Press and strangely triggered many of those on the left who think the only decent conservative is one who really is not one.
All I did was say that when the truth is known, we have an obligation to the truth. What they're really upset with is that I did not attack Rush Limbaugh. It really seems to be grating on people from Soledad O'Brien to Paul Krugman that I would not condemn or otherwise attack Rush. But then any conservative on television after the events of this past week would probably get them upset unless they heard their own platitudes repeated or a repudiation of one's core beliefs.
As an aside, I see some conservatives attacking Chuck Todd for his questioning. I think the questioning was fair.
What is actually the funniest part of all of this is that I've been on Meet the Press multiple times in the past year and these lefties who are supposedly regular watchers are shocked and appalled I'd be invited on. They probably will want to avoid MSNBC altogether for the next few weeks.
The irony here is that I also said we have divided ourselves into communities of our own creation and have very few things in common anymore. We have divided ourselves up so much that we watch different news outlets, have different people we think have valid opinions, etc. We have lost our sense of community. And their reaction proves me right.