FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
We were in high school too: On balance, Kevin Drum says the Washington Post was right to publish its novella-length news report about Mitt Romney’s apparent bad conduct in 1965. (For Drum's post, just click here.)
On balance, we would tend to disagree. But this tendency has grown like Topsy—the tendency to mine a candidate’s teen-age years looking for clues to his “character,” or pretending to do so.
This is such a major part of our election “journalism” that we will probably review it at length. That said, the Post devoted more than 5400 words to this topic.
Question: Do newspapers ever devote this much space to behavior from a pol’s adult years?