Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Charles Pierce wins paragraph of the day:

Bad day for the increasingly embarrassing Howard Kurtz. First, the incomparable Howler tees him up for swallowing the RNC’s hook on the University of Michigan’s affirmative action program, and then he opens fire on his own metatarsals with a silly, quasi-”objective” take on Paul Krugman, wherein somehow finds Krugman’s domestic status relevant, and quotes that noted conciliator Andrew (Rock my fifth column, baby!) Sullivan as to Krugman’s uncivil attitude towards people who disagree with him. (Kurtz also pretends that TV blowhard Lawrence Kudlow is a real economist — roughly akin to asking Dennis Franz about police procedures.) if he keeps this up, somebody’s going to put a jockey suit on poor Howard and stand him in White House lobby.