Date: Mon 09 Dec 2002 - 19:58:48 GMT
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> From: Wade Smith <email@example.com>
> > > ...except that it's rancorous to itself as it never really
> > > finds its way
> > > into public discourse.
> > Well, here in the People's Republik of Cambridge, it is quite
> > literally the entire course of a political evening.
> > What never finds it's way into public here is the left-bashing. In
> > fact, I had to look up a few references to learn about it.
> you must be looking in obscure places and ignoring the major ones :)
> at any given moment, one can easily find:
> O'Reilly Report
> Rush Limbaugh
> Andrew Sullivan
> Regular opinion columns on large websites such as Slate, Salon, even
> Yahoo News Almost anything examining the current "ant-war movement"
> hit the bookstore and find the latest book by Anne Coulter being
> prominently featured
> and this is just the stuff that i've even paid attention to...there's
> lots more. a better way to look at it would be to find where the
> non-left is being bashed? apparently, one cannot even criticize the
> president of the US without having to resign their post for doing so.
Edward Said, Robert Fisk and Noam Chomsky are equally ubiquitous. And, BTW, Andrew Sullivan is about as 'hard right' as Christopher Hitchens is 'hard left'; both extremes consider these figures to be to some degree centrist-leaning turncoats. After all, since Andrew Sullivan is openly and unapologetically gay, he cannot be accused of being a member of the 'homophobic right' (another right-bashing term commonly employed by the left).
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