June 30, 2010

DOG BITES MAN: Andrew Sullivan busted for hypocrisy on privacy issues. The thing to remember about the “have you no decency” hypocrites is that the rules are whatever they say they are and they’re only what they say they are until they say they’re something else.

UPDATE: The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent lauds Sullivan for defending the confidentiality of The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein’s “JournoList” media-collusion email list. No home cooking here!

But I’ve got a question: The Washington Post’s David Weigel called on the other journalist members of The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein’s JournoList to refrain from sending traffic to The Washington Post’s competitor, The Washington Examiner. Is there any sort of antitrust liability there? Because if there is — and especially if there were other statements like this on the list from The Washington Post’s employees who participated — then I can see why The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent would like to see The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein’s JournoList archive kept “private.”