our pathetic press

The right is heavily invested in the myth that the American press is “liberal,” but the problem with the press is not political bias, but laziness, sloppiness, and fecklessness. They go for the easy, cheap, sensational story every time. This was never more clear than when they were covering Clinton, and it’s become depressingly clear all over again with the release of Clinton’s book. It makes me sad, but you really should read this post from Brad DeLong anyway.