On the Sunday show, most of ABC's focus was on terrorist attacks -- and even as Thomas cited the "underwear bomber" in 2009 or the Boston Marathon bombers of 2013, there wasn't even a hint that those attacks and others were failures for Obama and Holder. Those deadly Fort Hood, Texas, attacks, the first one and the second one? Why should ABC bother Holder with those?
Then there's the teeming flood of immigrant minors who entered this country without legal permission. Thomas asked, "can you see where critics are coming from when you see buses of people being brought inland after they came here illegally?"
But then he quickly added complaints from the American Civil Liberties Union so Holder could sound like a sensible moderate enforcing the laws. "We're certainly going to get criticized from both sides. But what we're certainly also going to do is make sure that we follow the law." That's absurd, but it was good enough for ABC.
Holder sounds like a brat, a spoiled child pampered by the media. Because of that, he can stay on offense, confident that he can get away with tarring his critics as racists as a way of making them look fringy and shutting them up.