Here’s a poser from James Taranto’s latest Best of the Web column:
Who wrote the following passage?
“Bush’s fellow Republicans applied a rubber stamp to much of his conservative agenda the past six years, including tax cuts that went largely to the rich.”
A. Bob Herbert
B. Former Enron adviser Paul Krugman
C. John Kerry’s speechwriter
D. Ayman al-Zawahiri
If you’re a regular reader, you’re already familiar with the trope: The answer is none of the above. It was written by Thomas Ferraro, a “reporter” for the Reuters “news” service.
Maybe this is further proof that they’re virtually objective…