By now, you’ve heard of the skirmish between Salon’s Joan Walsh and the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein. In essence, Walsh is upset that Klein — a liberal journalist — has been piling on (joining in on the criticism of the Healthcare.gov launch.)
This is baloney.
And that’s what my latest column at The Week is about.
Here’s an excerpt:
“A primary role [for journalists who have a political philosophy] is to police your own side. As Jonathan Cohn argues over at The New Republic, one ‘reason for liberals to make a fuss about these problems is that liberals are the ones who believe in government.’”
Bonus: Bill Scher and I debate this topic over at Bloggingheads.tv: