Monday, August 08, 2005

Casual Accusations Of Treason

Okey-doke. This taxonomy of the "conservative" side of the blogosphere---I think that's the wrong word for it, but whatever---got a bunch of attention last week. And it's pretty funny. E.g.:
Calling Glenn Reynolds intellectually lazy would be to praise him. He doesn't write, he grunts. Has gained prominence by posting a lot and never making his audience think; has done those things by never thinking too much himself. Never met a Democrat he couldn't casually accuse of treason.
Which is all objectively true.

Now then, this cat, who is magnanimous enough to proclaim
I've aspired to be more of a "thinker" than a "linker."
was not amused. Of the stuff on Glenn Reynolds, he writes:
No sense citing an example; everyone KNOWS it's true.
Well not EVERYBODY knows it's true. For those who don't, take a look here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, or here.

UPDATE: On the subject of casualness, I was so focused on the Instapundit stuff that I didn't pay much attention to Mithras's attack on Michelle Malkin. Volokher David Bernstein is right; attack Malkin because she's a vile apologist for racism, not because she's a woman or because she's Asian.


At 1:41 PM, Blogger Mithras said...

attack Malkin because she's a vile apologist for racism, not because she's a woman or because she's Asian.

I attacked Malkin for being a vile apologist for racism and sexism who uses her own ethnicity and sex to appeal to racists and sexists who want cover for those beliefs. I never argued that woman or ethnic minorities could not themselves be conservative, anti-affirmative action, or pro-racial profiling. I think Malkin is sincere. I also think she's a cynical, opportunistic hypocrite.


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