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  •  Add Salon to the list of critics (none)
    Eric Boehlert did a great piece yesterday on how the right-wing bloggers got busted on Memogate and offered a mea minima culpa at best.

    In politics, sometimes the jackasses are on your side.

    by Dump Terry McAuliffe on Sat Apr 09, 2005 at 11:05:28 AM PDT

    •  aye (none)
      Yup, this is Powerline's moment of shame. And Salon is right in the thick of it. Still, I thought their retraction sucked. They weren't apologizing for what they said.
      •  Jekyll + Hindrocket (none)
        I think it comes down to honor. Discourse allows that you can be wrong (and even go so far as gossip-mongering as in this case) and restore your honor with a forthright retraction and apology. They will remain dishonorable until they fully recant and it will cost them progressively until they do so.

        This probably sounds naive (kos community is of course both savvy and somewhat world-weary), but I think that both Mr. Hinderaker and Mr. Johnson realize this and will come to terms with it sooner or later.

        In this community (Twin Cities), these guys are both playing with fire by living this Jekyll + Hindrocket existence as community leaders and 8th grade gossips at the same time. The anonymity of the blogosphere is nice, but their reputations will undoubtedly suffer in broader professional circles.

    •  when will the left offer an alternative? (none)
      the best right wing critisism of the left is the lack of alternatives offered.

      why are not more people on left disgusted by starvation?

      UNITE HUMANITY
      END WORLD HUNGER

      the right is right, hunger is terror, (and breeds terror).

      love life, ride bikes

      by common terry on Sat Apr 09, 2005 at 05:24:20 PM PDT

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    •  Salon article links to Kos (4.00)
      Shameless plug ahead: the Salon article on this subject is good, and not just because it links to my diary (which goes into detail about how Hinderaker makes things up; I point out lies I haven't seen mentioned elsewhere).

      Another account of how PL messes with the truth is here.

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