Oh, now. For $20 mil over three years, surely we can lose a little of that ‘tude when reading the Prompter.

No, I kid. It’s a simple fact of media life: Sometimes you’ve got to wade through a river of bilge to get to the stories you really want to do. It’s a reality I reflect on every time I’m saddled with an Iran post, wondering when I’ll get to write about “The View” again.

Not the first time he’s tempered sensationalist idiocy with a bit of well-placed snarkage, of course.