Ed Driscoll


ANDREW SULLIVAN FISKS HOWELL RAINES, noting that his “fascinating little column” praising Kerry “is a very useful insight into how he turned The New York Times into a crusading left-populist pamphlet” as its former editor.

And as Glenn Reynolds’ readers have noted, it also has this whopper in it:

In that Raines article in the Guardian you linked, he writes “As America’s FIRST WAR-HERO candidate since John F Kennedy, he ought to be leading the national discussion on what went wrong in Iraq.”

You would think Howell Raines would have heard of George McGovern or at least George H.W. Bush, right?

Hey, it’s not like an editor checks facts or anything.