Matt Lewis

The case for ‘piling on’

Matt K. Lewis Senior Contributor

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.'”

Read the whole thing here.

Bonus: Bill Scher and I debate this topic over at Bloggingheads.tv: