This is Taranto’s second article on what he calls “comically incompetent journalism” on Thomas. After the first, a Denver Post editor tweeted against him for attacking good journalists, which spurred this memorable quote:
I would never attack good journalists, if only for fear of harming an endangered species. My contention is that the ProPublica troika’s work is a travesty of journalism, and I am increasingly disinclined to credit them with practicing journalism at all.
Taranto’s largest point is that Thomas was guilty of an error on his public disclosures about his friend Harlan Crow buying his childhood home, and Taranto pointed out this has also happened with liberal justices — Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, and now Ketanji Brown Jackson. But none of those drew the slightest whiff of outrage from ProPublica liberals.