Paul Krugman: #1 Most Partisan Columnist in U.S.
Lying in Ponds is an attempt to encourage vigorous, independent commentary in the American punditocracy by quantifying and analyzing partisanship. Lying in Ponds tries to draw a fundamental distinction between ordinary party preference and excessive partisanship. The presence of an excessive partisan bias transforms journalism into advertising, too distorted and unreliable to be useful in any serious political debate. Political parties are a healthy, essential part of American democracy; excessive partisanship is not. The methods used here are an attempt to quantify only partisanship, and are not intended as a more general guide to the quality of a columnist.
Lying in Ponds currently tracks the Democratic and Republican biases of a selection of regular political columnists from various sources, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal’s OpinionJournal, and the Washington Post.
Final Rankings for Partisanship:
2002: #1 Paul Krugman
2003: #1 Ann Coulter, #2 Paul Krugman
2004: #1 Ann Coulter, #2 Paul Krugman
2005: #1 Paul Krugman
2007: #1 Ann Coluter, #2 Paul Krugman (tied with Joe Conason)
2008: #1 Paul Krugman