May 5, 2004

More from Marc Cooper

Marc Cooper says Michael Moore is the Ann Coulter of the left. One of his commenters wrote: “Your hit count's going to go through the roof thanks to Drudge.” Another one said "Marc Cooper, and the rest of the Neo-Nazi.. er neocons think they are just swirling the bowl in Iraq."

Boy does that sound familiar. I’ve read the same bullshit again and again on other blogs and in the comments section on my own site. It’s always one variation or another on the same theme. You’re giving aid and comfort to the Republicans. Yeah, and get stuffed. Marc writes for The Nation. He’s not a Bush shill. And so what if he were? Michael Moore is a left-wing Ann Coulter no matter who says so.

Some people just don’t get it. When liberals criticize the wing-nuts on their own side it doesn’t hurt them. It helps them. Defending liars and conspiracy theorists because they’re on your own “side” makes your side look insane.

Ask yourself…should conservatives run interference for Ann Coulter just because she’s right of center? Or should they tell her to get lost? Ask yourself what would be honorable behavior from the folks on the other side of the aisle. Then follow your own advice. You’ll feel better and help yourself in the bargain.

Meanwhile, Marc will be reading from his travel/history book about Las Vegas called The Last Honest Place in America at Powell’s Books on Hawthorne in Portland Thursday night at 7:30. (3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd ). I’ll be there. If you’re in the neighborhood come on down, say hi, and get a live preview of a great book. (I finished it yesterday.)

Posted by Michael J. Totten at May 5, 2004 5:49 PM
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