If you listen to Limbaugh or Hannity, you’ll learn pretty quickly that the right wing party line on Haditha is that we should not “rush to judgment.” By discussing the case as it unfolds, by printing information clearly supplied to them by military sources, the media are apparently making it impossible for Our Troops Who Are Defending Our Freedom to get a fair trial.

Because of course you know how Limbaugh and Hannity and Fox News never, ever engage in speculation or discuss any ongoing legal case of any sort until such case has been fairly resolved in a court of law.

(The strategy here is obviously to try to run out the clock — defer any discussion of the actual issue until enough time has passed that they can switch into “that’s old news, nobody cares about that anymore” mode….)