You know, I thought Bill Kristol’s first column on the Beauchamp matter (then the “Scott Thomas” matter) was a bit over-the-top. But devoting a TRB to attacking Kristol? While TNR continues with its embarrassingly obscurantist approach to the Beauchamp matter? Come on. The more energy they (and their writers) expend attacking their critics — while continuing to ignore much of the substance of the critiques — the harder it is to believe TNR‘s claims that they take the questions about Beauchamp’s articles seriously.