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And there goes the WSJ

For a long time it was a cliche, one that was reasonably close to the truth, that the reporting at the Wall Street Journal was excellent, while the editorial page was a disgrace–a constant stream of right-wing lies.

Now it’s pretty clear that the reporting is infected as well.

Exhibit A is today’s piece on the “ground zero” “mosque”, which, although largely factual (in the sense that it simply quotes people who make insane statements, or statements about what insane people will do) says that Obama’s remarks “nationalize” the debate. As if, somehow, this had been an internal New York debate before that.

Really, of course, all this fake outrage isn’t playing well in New York–national politicians have been behind this bullshit since it began.

Edit: Here’s a pretty good timeline of how things really went down.

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