NEW MORNINGS! As we rearrange and mop, we come out and say it—were bollixed: // link // print // previous // next //
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2007
NEW MORNINGS: Were rearranging our game plans here. Indeed, we may be in the process of becoming the every-other-Daily Howler! But we plan to post tomorrow and Friday—tomorrow on Maureen Dowds latest column, Friday on this front-page report from Mondays New York Times (Alabama School Rezoning Brings Out Cry of Resegregation). Scott Lemieux, a favorite of ours, discussed the Times report at Tapped (click here). Our reaction to the piece differed from his. But well save that for weeks end. (Lemieux and Paul Waldman are giving Tapped a nice one-two punch on press issues.)
Beyond that, weve been fascinated by Mike Tomaskys belated review of Gores book, in the New York Review of Books (click here). We barely know Mike, but the analysts love him—and weve long agreed with their judgment. That said, we were puzzled by large parts of his review.
What explains it? What explains that superb new piece in Vanity Fair, the piece in which Evgenia Peretz describes a history-changing press scandal—seven years after it occurred? As weve said, we think Peretz has done a superlative job with her piece—and were glad that Vanity Fair published it. But lets say again what is perfectly obvious: If this had been done to a major Republican, the screaming would have been loud—and instantaneous. (Quite correctly.) What explains our sides long failure to deal with the world of modern presspolitics? In our view, Mike Tomaskys as good as it gets. Thats why well admit were kerflubbled.
In our view, Mr. T is as good as it gets. Over here, were long-time fans. Well review his review next week. And well say it one more time—were bollixed.