I just got around to reading the Charles Lane piece that DougJ linked to earlier (all I read earlier was what DougJ excerpted), and the whole piece is so damned stupid that it makes the excerpt almost look favorable.
I really think it is time to rethink the listicle from Matt Yglesias from just a few months ago:
Listicle of the Day: Worst Washington Post Columnists of the Zeroes
It’s beginning to feel a lot like listicle time:
10. Michael Kelly
9. David Broder
8. Jim Hoagland
7. Robert Novak
6. Michael Gerson
5. Fred Hiatt
4. Robert Samuelson
3. George Will
2. Robert Kagan
1. Charles Krauthammer
I guess technically, Lane is not a columnist, but there has to be some sort of recognition for that kind of asshattery. And the New Republic is just the gift that keeps on giving.