Monday, March 29, 2004


Here's Howie Kurtz on why no one (him) cares about the Jack Kelley story:

KURTZ: But isn't there also the question of race? I mean, there was a whole affirmative action debate about Jayson Blair.

Of course, what Kurtz should know is that Kelley's editors explicitly stated that the fact that he was a devout Christian made them more likely to give him a pass. Why is this not a story? And why has Kurtz not attempted to address the substance of Kelley's fabrications - fabrications which were largely designed to inflame ethnic tensions between Jews, Muslims, and Christians? Why is nobody wondering what kind of agenda this guy had?