Thursday, April 22, 2010

Why Is Anybody Even The Least Surprised?

FLG has long been annoyed with Levin for offering liberal strawmen arguments to take down, which he mentioned when Conor began the big row over it.

Is anybody really shocked that K-Lo and the gang over at NROnline circled the wagons and began name calling when confronted with a real argument?

FLG isn't. Does anybody read The Corner and say to themselves, "self, they're really out there trying to come up with fresh, new ideas. No way K-Lo is a thoughtless partisan hack."

FLG can see the response coming: Well, I didn't think they'd respond to criticism of being hacks by being hacks. Ah, but what led you to believe that they are anything but hacks? What made you think that they have any thoughts besides regurgitating conservative tropes and attacking liberals?

Perhaps a good portion of the writers at The Corner are people whose drinking of party Kool-Aid is indirectly proportional to their intelligence.

3 comments:

Bill Flanigen said...

"Ah, but what led you to believe that they are anything but hacks? What made you think that they have any thoughts besides regurgitating conservative tropes and attacking liberals?"

Stupid optimism, mostly. I live in the hope that K-Lo will eventually grow half a brain.

The Ancient said...

Remember when John Derbyshire took a (figurative) axe to Gertrude Himmelfarb over the latter's book on Darwin?

Same reaction.

P.S. I thought they decided to get rid of K-Lo. Why is she still there? Are they paying her? Is her computer in the basement next to the furnace?

The Ancient said...

This shouldn't go entirely unnoticed:

In the continuing saga of the most recent conservative "epistemic closure" spat, he describes Jim Manzi as a "global warming zealot." This is a little like describing Christopher Hitchens as an apologist for the Catholic Church.

-- Megan McArdle

 
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