December 28, 2012

LAWPROF ANN ALTHOUSE schools Howard Kurtz on law — and logic. I hate to pick on Kurtz, who’s a nice enough guy, but his defense of Gregory has been absurd. And, I have to say, since leaving the Washington Post for the Daily Beast, he seems to have become more of a cheerleader for the press than a critic.

Plus, from Althouse in the comments: “I suppose, under Kurtz’s theory, if you shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die, you didn’t commit murder, but only watching dying.”

And, from another commenter: “This logic was performed by a professional journalist on a closed mind and should not be tried at home.”