Michelle Goldberg wades into the Nir Rosen debacle:
I happened to be on Twitter when Nir Rosen, a journalist and fellow at New York University, was destroying his reputation on Tuesday. In a matter of minutes, he went from joking about Lara Logan’s assault in Egypt, to digging in and defending himself, to self-justifying semi-apology, to abject regret. It was appalling to watch, and it indicated that Rosen has deep, unexamined problems with women, particularly women who are his more-celebrated competitors.
Not the cleverest attack I’ve seen leveled against Anderson Cooper, but, okay, I take Goldberg’s point.
I’ll further add: You did know that the subtext of this whole sordid episode was Rosen v. Cooper, right? I mean, that’s what I gleaned watching Cooper’s unintentionally ridiculous grilling of Rosen the other night, anyway, wherein Lara Logan became a secondary character in a story about someone being mean to Anderson on Twitter. History repeats itself, I guess. Remember when we all initially presumed Katrina was about New Orleans, not a self-important middle-aged talking head crying on television?
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?