Thursday, January 16, 2003

Poor Mickey

MICKEY KAUS'S blog may indeed be the most interesting addition to Slate in recent months. Not because of its quality, however. Kaus's sharp writing on normally dull policy issues once stood out in the crowd, but the shrill political and media fetishes he indulges in his "Kausfiles" blog annoy the reader in gnat-like fashion -- and carry precisely that much intellectual weight.