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February 21, 2005

DU Infiltrates Democratic Congressional Caucus With Moonbat Cylon

That's the only explanation I can conceive of for this bit of insanity, via Representative Maurice Hinchey:

They’ve had a very very direct, aggressive attack on the, on the media, and the way it’s handled. Probably the most flagrant example of that is the way they set up Dan Rather. Now, I mean, I have my own beliefs about how that happened: it originated with Karl Rove, in my belief, in the White House. They set that up with those false papers. Why did they do it? They knew that Bush was a draft dodger. They knew that he had run away from his responsibilties in the Air National Guard in Texas, gone out of the state intentionally for a long period of time. They knew that he had no defense for that period in his life. And so what they did was, expecting that that was going to come up, they accentuated it: they produced papers that made it look even worse. And they — and they distributed those out to elements of the media. And it was only — what, like was it CBS? Or whatever, whatever which one Rather works for. They — the people there — they finally bought into it, and they, and they aired it. And when they did, they had ’em. They didn’t care who did it! All they had to do is to get some element of the media to advance that issue. Based upon the false papers that they produced.

The leftist moonbattery of DU is now being parroted by high elected officials of the Democratic Party, and the media doesn't bother taking note of this.

I seem to remember them being very concerned that the Right had been captured by Krazy Konservative Konspiratorialists during the Clinton Administration.

And yet the current fever-dreams of the left are going entirely unremarked by the same, fair-and-balanced media.

I had a conversation with someone from TalkRight while in DC. Basically, we were discussing the fact that the biggest right-leaning sites -- Instapundit, Powerline, LGF, even Andrew Sullivan, if you count him -- are fairly reasonable and respectable and responsible in their opinions. They are, in fact, pretty moderate and centrist.

The worst charge that can be leveled at them is that they're sometimes a bit anodyne*. But they're every bit as respectable as David Gergen at a breast-cancer awareness benefit.

On the other hand, take a look at the big left wing sites -- Kos, Atrios, etc. -- and they seem to be peddling nothing but howl-at-the-moon conspiracy theories.

And then the MSM disses bloggers for being irresponsible and prone to rumor-mongering.

But they never seem to notice that this irresponsibility and, let's face it, nuttiness all seems to be coming from the left.

My site is pretty irresponsible in some ways. I'm snide, I'm nasty, I curse a lot, I post bizarre fantasias about almost having sex with Joshua Micah Marshall. And, let's face it, I'm a very partisan kind of guy.

A hack, if you wish to be uncharitable. I'd quibble with that, but I wouldn't really get offended if someone called me that.

But I don't traffic in nutty conspiracy theories. I don't promise readers that I have all sorts of breaking news about the Jeff Gannon/Karl Rove gay sex affair.

I pretty much stick to criticizing the media, commenting on the current non-conspiratorial political stories of the day, and occasionally noting that Margaret Cho is both unattractive and so not-funny it hurts.

And that's what I seem to notice that most right-leaning bloggers do. Except most of them do it more seriously and more responsibly. And with less "douchebag" insults.

So I'm a bit nonplussed about the media's continuing refusal to note that there is indeed irresponsibility in the blogosphere, and that the great majority of it is coming from the left.

And I'm also now a bit annoyed that high elected officials of the Democratic Party are now trafficking in the same sort of insanity, but Howard Kurtz says not a peep about it.

If bloggers are irresponsible -- and by "bloggers" here I mean my fellow right-leaning bloggers -- why is it we're more capable of self-restraint than Democratic representatives?

* "Anodyne" is a word I learned when studying for the SAT's which means "too scaredy-cat to call someone an 'insufferable dickhead.'"

Just kidding, guys!

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