2.13.2005

The new McCarthyism

Bertrand Pecquerie says that bloggers are the new McCarthys.

What ridiculous hyperbole! It is taking all of my self-control to restrain myself from personal attacks on the intellectual capacity of Pecquerie.

His ludicrous comparison of Easongate to McCarthyism reminded me of a story I heard on NPR this morning about neo-Nazis comparing Dresden to the Holocaust.

This has nothing to do with the First Amendment. Indeed, most bloggers encouraged Jordan to speak more, and to bring forward evidence to substantiate his charges.

Jordan resigned because he apparently made extremely offensive and slanderous charges that he could not substantiate and would not apologize for.

Just because a left-wing nut resigns for doing something incredibly stupid does not mean there's McCarthyism in play.

HT: Powerline

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