“Helena, Mont.: Why do you quote Rich Lowry on the Democratic nominating process? Rich Lowry is a conservative, a Republican — he has no voice in what Democrats do. Once the nominating process is over, then Rich Lowry can have an opinion on the Democratic nominee. At most, he is a concern troll.
Howard Kurtz: I have this revolutionary idea. I quote both conservatives and liberals on both the Democratic and Republican contests. I’m just as interested in what Frank Rich is saying about McCain as I am in what Rich Lowry is saying about Obama and Bill Kristol this morning is saying about Hillary. Even if you’re a partisan of one side or the other, it’s useful — not to mention enlightening — to know what the other side, fairly or unfairly, is saying”
and to prove his point —
“Chicago:”I’m just as interested in what Frank Rich is saying about McCain as I am in what Rich Lowry is saying about Obama and Bill Kristol this morning is saying about Hillary.” The point is that in your column today, you quoted four conservative columnists on the Democratic race, and no liberals.
Howard Kurtz: Some days I quote mostly liberals. It all evens out. Anyone who reads the column regularly knows I include as many viewpoints as possible.”