Anne Applebaum procures shovel, digs deeper



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  1. Avatar greginak says:

    this will not end well for those people who just can’t STFU.Report

  2. Avatar Jaybird says:

    I am reminded of what happened on Redstate when Foley was caught cybering pages.

    Not because of the crime committed, of course, but because of the defenses given for the crimes committed by people who you, seriously, could never imagine saying such a thing.

    The essays written about the differences between pedo and ephebo, the essays written about the loopholes in the cyberlaws in DC, the essays written about the character of the youths involved…

    When, of course, it seems that a few years prior, there were a great many essays written about the appropriateness of people in power humping the help.

    “It’s not that Clinton cheated that was wrong. Of course people in power put their junk in whatever. They’re used to putting their junk all over the place. It’s what makes them the type of people to run for office in the first place! The problem is that Clinton put his junk in the help. Don’t put your junk in the help. That’s what the trophy wives of the senators are for.”

    That sort of thing. And, of course, Foley gets caught and we’re reading essays about the age of consent in the district where the chat took place.

    It’s enough to make a guy say “you people” without irony.Report

  3. Avatar Mike says:

    Well, RedState, geez. That’s what they do. Read the threads there discussing the Ben Domenech plagiarism scandal as it was breaking. The vast majority of posts echo every one of his half-truths and rationalizations and call anyone who faced the facts a traitor, a troll, or worst of all, a liberal.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Mike says:

      I think that that was around the time that cracks in the Permanent Republican Majority were showing up and, as such, anyone who was attacking Republicans rather than attacking those who were attacking Republicans were not being helpful and were, indeed, giving aid and comfort to people, let’s face it, who saw nothing wrong with this sort of thing and only opposed it because it was a Republican who was doing it.Report