A snapshot from this afternoon:
That's right: There are seven stories leading the site about a comment made by a CNN analyst who does not work for the Obama campaign, but who is described here as "adviser to Obama." There is a multiplying effect, because the people who write the news read Drudge. It's possible that the Romney-Drudge alliance is well-enough known to lessen the impact. Also possible: That the incredible intelligence-insulting exercise underway here is too intense to actually work.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.