Thursday, March 24, 2005
Just as we were about to blog off (cute, we know), we checked in at Best of Both Worlds and were surprised to find that Sullivan admitted at the Brookings blogging forum that he was so fearful of libel and defamation actions against him that he went to the trouble of not only setting up his blog as a limited liability company, he bought insurance which wound up costing him a great deal of money.
OK. Mystery as to how he managed to raise all that money, rebuild his house and yet still forget to pay taxes on it solved.
If his insurance was costing him so much, why didn’t he disclose that instead of giving everyone that fish story about costly bandwidth? There is nothing wrong with saying you need to pay high insurance to continue operating.
Sounds to us like someone’s changing their lie. We’ll do some research and keep you posted.
posted by Sully 3/24/2005 05:15:00 PM
WE WERE THERE BEFORE YOU, ANDREW:
What some of these people are about is not respect for life, but its fetishization.– Andrew Sullivan, today.
For this is what happens when you value “life” over individual human lives. This is the bitter fruit of the dehumanizing, deindividuating emphasis on life beginning at conception, making birth, the point at which we begin our lives as separate and distinct beings, into some unpleasant bodily function unworthy of legal recognition.
Hitler knew this. Stalin knew this. So did Khomeini and Ceausescu. That’s why they all reversed laws or policies that allowed abortion in the countries they took over. They knew as only tyrants can, that reproductive freedom and dictatorship are fundamental and irreconcilable enemies.– SullyWatch, three months ago.
Also see followup here.
posted by Sully 3/24/2005 04:51:00 PM
Well, just when it looked like his blog was entering a persistent vegetative state, he pops up again.
There is, among all the other items one would expect of any mediocre mildly right-of-center blogger, one throwaway bit that recalls the Sullivan of old (“old” being, in this case, 2002): the link to the lettres in Le Monde.
Or, rather, the blog that claims to be watching the French newspaper of record like we watch Sully.
As you might expect if you read this blog regularly (i.e., more regularly than we’ve been posting lately), there is less than meets the mouse on this one.
First, Sullivan’s claim that the “anti-American bigotry still manages to shock.” Oh? After the kinds of things that Sullivan turned a blind eye to when practiced by his own onetime comrades? After “cheese-eating surrender monkeys”?
And indeed, one finds little there to support the idea that bigotry is manifest. Although the blogger, deep in his ramblings and struggles with HTML, does try to state otherwise, a large share of these letters are “about Bush and his administration.” For bigotry, he must rely on a couple of letters relying on the sort of stereotypes of Christian fundamentalists that those selfsame fundamentalists are, as Sullivan rightly says, busy proving in the Terri Schiavo case, and indeed some letters from Americans. Most of the letters indeed concern themselves with American policy and distinguish the American people (he quotes one to this effect) from their theoretically-elected leader.
Indeed, one could ask to compare the Le Monde letters section to the Little Green Goofballs comment section and see where more bigotry is expressed.
posted by Sully 3/24/2005 04:30:00 PM
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
SULLY AT REST? REALLY THIS TIME?:
No posts in four days. Has he finally really retired?
posted by Sully 3/22/2005 02:27:00 PM