I just read Howard Kurtz’s “Bush Haters” piece in the Post (linked below). What I found striking about it — since the debate itself is old news to me — was Kurtz’s fairness. Kurtz isn’t a conservative and I certainly don’t always agree with him, but he strikes me as one of the very few guys who covers an ideologically riven beat with not only admirable fairness but substantive fairness. I think the differences between Clinton Hatred and Bush Hatred are very profound and I find the parallelism laid out by Kurtz a bit annoying. But it’s not up to Kurtz to settle which side is right and he doesn’t try.