As an enormous fan of The Atlantic, I must admit

Conn Carroll’s criticism of their coverage of the Palin story rings absolutely true to me. I realize that The Atlantic is caught between the historical old media position it once occupied and the new, unrestrained cacophony of the online media world, but you’d certainly hope some degree of responsibility would carry over. Sadly, once you decide to hire someone like Matthew Yglesias (what’s that, he quit again? already? well, it happens), it’s usually a sign that restraint is a word no longer in much use.