Yglesias

Our Trivial Media

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“In Tuesday’s Republican presidential debate, Mitt Romney completely misrepresented how we ended up in Iraq,” writes Paul Krugman, “later, Mike Huckabee mistakenly claimed that it was Ronald Reagan’s birthday.” He then challenges us to guess which error The Washington Post described as the gaffe of the night. The answer, of course, is obvious.

Brian Beutler speculates a bit as to why newspapers cover these things that way. At this point, I’m beyond wondering why.