Hoisted from 1999: Review of Paul Krugman, The Return of Depression Economics.
For the Weekend...

Live from Fox on Fifteenth Street: How did such lousy journalism make it into the Washington Post? It's in their DNA: they work for their sources rather than their readers, since they know there's no chance they can become a trusted information intermediary:

Brian Stelter et al.: Who Had the Worst Week in Washington?: The Washington Post: "Monday's story by distinguished investigative reporter Robert O'Harrow Jr....

...said that '147 FBI agents' had been 'detailed' to the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email system. His source was a 'lawmaker briefed by FBI Director James B. Comey.' The number was eye-popping and perhaps downright implausible.... The subsequent correction... 'fewer than 50.' Cillizza, who had written a blog post about the 147 #, changed his headline to this: 'There are dozens of FBI agents involved in the Hillary Clinton email investigation.'... NBC News cast doubt on the word 'dozens:' Ari Melber... 'there are currently about 12 FBI agents working full-time on the case.'... Elias Isquith wants to know, 'How the hell did such shoddy journalism ever make it into The Washington Post?'

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