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Poor Bobo


Although it’s silly in the abstract, I actually kind of enjoy how the prohibition on New York Times columnists disagreeing with each other by name works in practice — Krugman is even more entertaining when he’s forced to completely demolish the arguments made by, er, certain random conservatives.

…as numerous commenters point out, it’s actually a twofer; presumably Bobo is the fake-reasonable apparatchik and James Stewart is the centrist with the “kick me Republican Daddy!” sign permanently strapped to his back. On Stewart, also read Gene Lyons; he was at the forefront of the Times’ utterly botched coverage of the Whitewater fake scandal.

…more on Stewart here.

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