News by stereotype

We have occasionally observed that the Minneapolis Star Tribune has made itself a national laughingstock. It’s quite an accomplishment for a regional newspaper. In “Louis Farrakhan’s first congressman” and “Keith Ellison for dummies,” for example, I tried to document the paper’s incapacity to cover even the congressional race in its own back yard. Yesterday James Taranto provided a perfect example of the paper’s descent into intellectual nullity in “News by stereotype.”