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uncle ebeneezer
07-23-2010, 01:23 AM
Ezra on Tucker's "credibility" problem (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/ezra-klein/2010/07/when_tucker_carlson_asked_to_j.html).

Lyle
07-23-2010, 02:28 AM
Yet, teenage boarding school girl Ezra won't just hand over the list thereby allowing Tucker Carlson and company to do what they want with what they've got. Ezra Klein, what a dummy. A nice dummy, but a dummy.

bjkeefe
07-23-2010, 11:50 AM
Ezra on Tucker's "credibility" problem (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/ezra-klein/2010/07/when_tucker_carlson_asked_to_j.html).

Thanks for the link. I'd commend to anyone with a maturity level above Lyle's.

And speaking of low bars, how's this for damning with faint praise?

"I edited the first four stories myself," he [Tucker] writes, "and I can say that our reporter Jonathan Strong is as meticulous and fair as anyone I have worked with."

I'm still laughing at that one.

bjkeefe
07-23-2010, 12:10 PM
Ezra on Tucker's "credibility" problem (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/ezra-klein/2010/07/when_tucker_carlson_asked_to_j.html).

Also of interest from that post: this tweet by Nate Silver (http://twitter.com/fivethirtyeight/status/19214753876).

[Added] And this one (http://twitter.com/fivethirtyeight/status/19291001905) (not linked to by Ezra).

uncle ebeneezer
07-23-2010, 03:36 PM
Yeah, what could possibly be Ezra's motivation (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/ezra-klein/2010/07/first_time_as_tragedy_second_t_1.html)?:

And as for the obvious question -- why don't I just release all the e-mails? -- the answer is that I still believe people have the right to assume privacy when they send e-mails to an off-the-record list. They should be careful about what they write, but that's a different question.

Oh journalists and their silly principles.

Lyle
07-25-2010, 02:45 AM
Silly, that's exactly right... and argumentatively weak. Haha.