IS EZRA KLEIN THE JAYSON BLAIR OF THE WASHINGTON POST?

Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein provides an entertaining attempt to shrug off Judge Roger Vinson’s recent ruling that ObamaCare is unconstitutional. Klein claims that “a conservative legal scholar and friend,? whom he neglects to name, wrote him to make the following assertion:

There remains a very good chance that this will not end up before the Supreme Court … I’d wager just a little bit that these lower court decisions will be reversed and the matter will end there.

Setting aside the curious similarities between the writing styles of Klein and his anonymous “friend,” it seems odd that this allegedly conservative scholar echoes progressive talking points on the ruling. When he calls Vinson’s opinion “an outlier,? for example, he is channeling the White House.

Not everyone has been able to appreciate the comedic value of Klein’s imaginary friend. Jennifer Rubin, an attorney as well as a journalist, was not at all amused. In fact, she makes it pretty clear that she doesn’t buy it. Rubin doesn’t actually call Klein a liar, but she comes pretty close:

Ezra Klein finds a ‘conservative legal scholar’ to opine on whether the Supreme Court will take the ObamaCare case.

And she finds this ”scholar” odd: 

Unlike every law professor and advocate whom I have talked to in the last two years on this case, Ezra’s gal or guy says the court won’t bite.

And here’s the real bitch-slap:

Unlike politicians, virtually every ‘conservative legal scholar’ is more than happy to go on the record, so I find it especially odd that this one does not.

So, why does Klein’s alleged friend seem so peculiar? Why won’t Klein just name him? Because this “friend” is a work of fiction. I think Klein made this letter up along with its fictitious conservative author. Ezra Klein is the Jayson Blair of the Washington Post.

Comments 2

  1. Gabriel wrote:

    Ezra Klein is a joke. He is the poster child of the MSM ProgLib mentality. His writing ability is only eclipsed by his TV image/commentary. If my daughter brought him home for dinner I would have more than a small challenge at being civil.

    http://www.rightturnforever.com

    Posted 04 Feb 2011 at 11:58 pm
  2. Ronald Reagan wrote:

    Did you bother contacting Klein before making your scurrilous, defamatory charges? No, of course not. The facts are beside the point. All that matters is the emotional BS.

    Posted 14 Jul 2011 at 3:41 pm

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