Thursday, December 15, 2005

The Liberal Bias Boogeyman

The Washington Post, particularly national politics editor John Harris, has covered itself in disgrace by undermining Dan Froomkin, the paper’s online White House Briefing columnist.  Media Matters and Brad DeLong have the goods.

What is truly extraordinary about this episode is how little the White House, and/or conservative activists, need do to make the mainstream media crap itself for fear of being charged with liberal bias.  All that it takes to get the Post to impugn their own man’s credibility Froomkin is for some conservatives to assert that he “writes from a liberal world view.”