“blindingly stupid”

Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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  1. Dave says:

    Might be a quibble, but I don’t think it’s fair to label this a “TPM Post” when the item in question is a reader reader diary.

    You can read a lot of useless reader-generated content on blogs all over the place (comments, diaries, etc.), so I’m not sure I see much point in highlighting the stupidity of Matt the Mechanical Engineer, who lives in Owing Mills Maryland with his two cats.Report

  2. E.D. Kain says:

    Dave, duly noted and changed. Linked to the blogger’s home blog instead…Report

  3. Chris Dierkes says:

    He’s got some more though:
    Of course this is not really what the author believes. He wanted Cheney to run because he would have been beaten like a baby seal while showing how the right wing orthodoxy needs to be repackaged: It’s simply link bait, as Froomkin notes.

    So he actually gets that Douthat is doing a thought exercise. Or counterfactual or whatever. More or less. He just thinks that Douthat is being a douche to get some coverage. I disagree with him there.

    And talk about link bait, Saroff says that Douthat is being Doug Feith f’in stupid. Sorry but not quite. In fact not within the same universe of stupidity. That’s the same Doug Feith who thought the proper response to 9/11 was to immediately invade Iraq. Not even close.Report

  4. E.D. Kain says:

    Yeah it’s a pretty incoherent analysis.Report