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Yeah, yeah. So Maureen Down can pretend to have her creme brulée and eat it too. And now Bob Herbert comes out and says it’s blackness, not bitterness that hurts Obama in Pennsylvania. What is rich—in too many senses of the word—is that he recommends that Obama go out and spend some quality focus-group time overcoming the bitterest of citizens’ racism bitterness. But from what I can tell, what Megan Garber said is as true on Thursday as it was on Monday: Herbert appears to have no clue what Pennsylvanians actually think—nor does anyone else—because actually interviewing Pennsylvanians about what they think would be good reporting is too much to ask from the campaign press and its op-ed page parasites.



I normally don’t read Maureen Dowd, but that column was one of the worst things I’ve ever seen in the NYT. A parody couldn’t be any worse.

What was worse was Bill Kristol whipping out his Mark-Engels Reader in order to label Obama a Marxist.

While not a proper op-ed, David Brooks’ blog post gets the bronze.

“The journalist’s job is to make politicians uncomfortable, to explore evasions, contradictions and vulnerabilities.”

Really? Really?