Say it! Say it!
The Wall Street Journal's John Fund gives a glowing review of the new book Radicals for Capitalism, by my former colleague Brian Doherty, without mentioning once -- once! -- that Brian has spent the past decade as an editor at Reason magazine (where several of Fund's articles have appeared, by the way). Could that be because the Journal has always ridiculed the magazine's stance on the drug war? Or that Reason and most of its editors have consistently oppopsed the war in Iraq, while the Journal has been one of its most ardent supporters? Whatever.
The silence is stunning, given the mag's prominence and the longstanding ties it and the Reason Foundation have with the Journal's commentary section. "If we don't mention it, it doesn't exist"?
I'm not on the same page as it were with the magazine on every issue, but still I look forward to reading it.