Tim Rutten calls for the major media to just stop talking about Edward Klein's The Truth About Hillary:
The way to handle "The Truth About Hillary" responsibly is to give it no further notice, no wider discussion.
If the serious media can't draw the line on this one, then there no longer are any lines to draw.
Of course, the paradox is that even making this argument requires giving the book more attention than it deserves. (That's why I haven't devoted more space to various debunkings of its factual inaccuracies by Rutten, Michael Tomasky, Chris Suellentrop, John F. Harris, and especially Media Matters, among others.) But Rutten is right. And given the growing list of conservatives disavowing the book, which now includes Bill O'Reilly, John Podhoretz, Peggy Noonan, and Joe Scarborough, we may yet succeed in drawing the line.