The case for ‘piling on’

Matt K. Lewis Senior Contributor
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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 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