LA TIMES BASHING….I’m outsourcing today’s critique of my hometown newspaper:
In a story above the fold on Page 1, the LA Times repeats the oft-debunked claim that Sudan tried to turn over Osama bin Laden to Bill Clinton in 1996 but Clinton turned them down. Island of Balta performs the necessary debunking chores.
David Gelernter returns to his weekly spot on the op-ed page. I was too tired to waste time on him this week, but Matt Yglesias picks up the slack. He also proposes a theory that Michael Kinsley is deliberately hiring nitwit conservatives for the op-ed page in an effort to make conservatives look stupid. I guess that’s as good an explanation as any. Gelernter’s columns would embarrass a high school sophomore.
You may now return to whatever your hometown news source is.