One thing overlooked about Howie Kurtz is his poor writing. His columns often are ungrammatical and unnecessarily wordy. They read as if he's dictating them (in his annoying sing-song voice) rather than typing them.
Today, HTP writes:
I will confess that the worst part about some attacking e-mails is not the "you are an idiot" genre, but the ones that assume you have an agenda, a sack full of ulterior motives and you're in bed with fill-in-the-blank.
With the help of an editor, we would get:
The worst attack e-mails are not those in the "you are an idiot" genre, but those that identify my agenda and mention Sheri Annis.