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Washington Post Crashed-and-Burned-and-Smoking Watch (Howard Kurtz Edition)

Why oh why can't we have a better press corps?

Outsourced to Dean Baker:

Beat the Press Archive: Those of you who remember Paul Krugman's often harsh criticisms of Obama during the election campaign might be surprised to read Howard Kurtz's media column which puts him first among the disappointed former Obama cheerleaders. Krugman has certainly been critical of Obama's performance in office, but this is only news for Kurtz, not people familiar with Krugman's writings.

Yep. Kurtz writes:

Obama's Liberal Base Loving His Cool Approach Less and Less: [T]he criticism of Barack Obama has turned strikingly personal as some of his liberal media allies have gone wobbly on him. After playing a cheerleading role during the campaign, some are bluntly questioning whether he's up to the job. If Obama is losing Paul Krugman, can the rest of the left be far behind?...

I must say that I had thought that Howard Kurtz read the New York Times editorial page. It is a surprise to me that he does not.

Shut the Post down. Shut it down today. It isn't doing anybody any good--and it's losing the Graham family money they could spend on some worthwhile charity.