Ezra Klein: New WaPo Blogger
I do have some concerns about this. After all, one thing all decent progressive blogs do is point out semi-regularly that the Washington Post opinion section is a pretty rotten operation. . . . People don’t go after their bosses with hatchets. So while hiring Ezra makes the Post less hatchet-worthy, it also means that we’re down a hatchet-wielder.
I never thought Ezra was very good as a hatchet wielder anyway (just as I do not look to Ezra for serious critiques of Democrats.) The job of watchdogging an entity like WaPo could never come from inside WaPo (this is a general rule of course - Howie Kurtz is a lousy Media critic for many reasons, but one of them is he gets paid by WaPo and CNN.) There are plenty of folks to do the job. And let's face it, who really expects the up and comers like Klein and Yglesias to do this job anyway? Not me.
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