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that's why I'm going to kill you last."

 

Friday, June 03, 2005

A SULLIVAN-CRITICAL ITEM FROM SOMEONE OTHER THAN P O’NEILL FOR ONCE, LATELY:

John Whiteside on how Sullivan’s moral compass in the war on terror continues to go awry:
It’s been a while since Andrew Sullivan wrote something that made me roll my eyes so much they nearly popped out of my head, but today I noticed this, in which the pundit of Adams Morgan tells us to remember than even though it’s bad that US military personnel have abused prisoners and insulted their religion in ways that enrage large portions of the Muslim world, Islamic fundamentalists are actually worse.

What kind of dumb excuse is this? This is the kind of reasoning that makes people claim that curtailing civil rights in the US doesn’t matter, because there are countries where people don't have any civil rights. It’s a path that, when followed, leads to the bizarre events of the last few days, where you have convicted burglar G. Gordon Liddy on TV complaining that Mark Felt is a bad guy because he didn’t follow protocol with the evidence that put Mr. Liddy in jail, or Robert “I revealed the identity of a CIA agent for political payback” Novak complaining about Felt’s ethics. If you can find someone who did something bad, all your sins are washed away.

I can only conclude that Sullivan and much of the right has extremely low expectations for the United States. Me, I think we should be a beacon of civil liberty and open government. I think our military forces should be treating prisoners better than any other military force in the world. I thought that was what we were supposed to be about. Andrew Sullivan may want to take “Still better than North Korea” as a rallying cry, but I think we should expect more.

posted by Sully 6/03/2005 04:15:00 PM

Thursday, June 02, 2005

WHEN “LOCKING THE BARN DOOR AFTER THE HORSE GOT STOLEN” IS JUST BEING WAY TOO KIND:
Have we made that case to the American people? Have we prepared for it?
Uh, Blog Queen, who was so busy worrying making sure no peacenik went unridiculed back in 2002 that he kind of forgot to do that when it mattered?

Oh, wait a minute, it wouldn’t have. Bush was bound and determined to have his daddy’s war all over again no matter what.

posted by Sully 6/02/2005 05:40:00 PM

HEY, ANDREW!:

Have a good time in Chicago this last weekend?

posted by Sully 6/02/2005 05:40:00 PM

DOES HE WATCH DVDS WITH THE “1/32” BUTTON HELD DOWN, TOO?:

I’m really concerned that secularism is slowly becoming tainted with the same brush as “liberalism.”

What we have, I fear, is an administration in a cocoon of its own denial.
Can you imagine Sully watching the AC Milan-Liverpool match from a week ago? The shootout would have been on, and he’d turn to the boyfriend or whoever and say “You know, Liverpool just might be able to tie this up!”

posted by Sully 6/02/2005 05:36:00 PM

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

SEE NO EVIL IF IT’S NEXT TO ME:

P O’Neill again on how Sullivan lets suspect comments about him by close friends pass without upbraiding them.

posted by Sully 5/31/2005 02:34:00 PM

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Greatest Hits (ours):

 

The Alaskan climate graph examined

Proof positive that Sullivan cannot, and should not, be trusted as a journalist to get his facts right.

 

The fisking of Norah Vincent

How we drove her out of Blogistan almost all by ourselves.

 

Excerpts from Lee Siegel's 2001 Harper's piece

Online here exclusively.

 

Why we blog the way we blog

A reply to some legitimate and friendly criticisms from Andrew Edwards

 

Why we blog the way we blog, Part II.

A reply to some of the same criticisms from the less friendly (back then) Arthur Silber

 

Bush-hating and proud of it

Our response to David Brooks.

 

Who Was That Masked Man?

The Horse remembered.

 

How the media lynched O.J. Simpson

Off-topic and our most controversial post ever.

 

Journalists behaving badly, updated.

Our wedding gift to Ruth Shalit, former TNR It Girl

 

(others)

 

Eve Tushnet's classic zinger

Sullivan has never quite been put in his place like this. Even Mickey Kaus thought it was funny.

 

"Bush reveals his poisonous colours"

Diane E. goes digging through the memory hole and finds a Times of London column Sullivan would prefer be forgotten.

 

The Datalounge list of potential titles for his memoirs

As reposted by Atrios

 

"The Princess of Provincetown"

Jim Capozzola goes further in that direction than we would ever dare.

 

Sullivan urges the Bush Administration to lie to the public

Brendan and Ben catch him in the act.

 

The Washington Times: An irredeemably left-wing rag

Bob Somerby shows the consequences of Sullivan's own logic of media bias

 

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