JIM GERAGHTY ON KURT EICHENWALD, JOURNALISM AND THE MEDIA MAD MEN LIST:
I’m sure you find people in all walks of life who seem a little . . . cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs, but I wonder if journalism attracts more than its fair share.
I’m sure you’ve already assembled a long list of Mad Media Men in your head — from news anchors who believe 1970s typewriters could perfectly mimic the default settings of Microsoft Word, to the fabulists who told tall tales and expected to forever escape the consequences, to the ones caught in hot-microphone tirades and tantrums, to the one that suddenly blurted out claims that the Jews control the media.
Nonsense. Leading Democratic politicians have assured me that they simply control the weather.