Occationally you get the feeling that a reporter is having entirely too much fun. Take this piece, for example. It seems that Robert Reich is alienating what might be seen as a natural constituency --- the short people of Massachusetts --- with an endless string of extremely bad jokes about his own vertically challenged status. This is a very serious political development, which does not deserve the joking headline, "Short people rise up in anger at Reich". This is just a Crummy article. Really, it is. The reporter assigned to the story was Karen E. Crummy.