Andrew Sullivan and Ezra Klein are going back and forth over Sullivan's decision to publish Betsy McCaughey's notorious take-down of Hillary's health care proposal in 1994. Ezra wrote, Sullivan "owes his readers a more honest accounting of what took place." And Sullivan responded. Klein responded. Andrew responded.
That article by that wing-nut had little to do with why Hillary's plan failed. Sullivan can't be blamed for that. But the discussion is fascinating for the insider look at the editorial decision process, especially in the old days when political journalism had so little competition. It's also interesting to see Sullivan question the wisdom of his past choices.
And in other news, Levi Johnston is going to pose for Playgirl.