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The Blogspot archive of the weblog of J. Bradford DeLong, Professor of Economics and Chair of the PEIS major at U.C. Berkeley, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps? (Yet Another Washington Post Edition)

It's as if the Washington Post wants to destroy every shred of credibility in reporting and analysis that it ever had.

Henry Farrell writes:

Crooked Timber: Credibility problems: Matt Yglesias announces the institution of Krauthammer Friday

Charles Krauthammer's columns are published on Fridays. Thus, I hereby proclaim a new recurring feature--the second Friday of every month, we'll revisit the man's January 18, 2006 column, "The Iran Charade, Part II" in which he confidently proclaimed--contrary to the judgment of every relevant intelligence agency--that "Iran is probably just months away" from a nuclear bomb.

But even better to my mind, was Krauthammer's confident judgement on Iraq WMDs back in April 2003.

Hans Blix had five months to find weapons. He found nothing. W've had five weeks. Come back to me in five months. If we haven't found any, we will have a credibility problem.

Indeed.

Heh.

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