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New Adventures in Hacktasticness

December 30th, 2008 · 6 Comments

I hadn’t realized quite how bad it had gotten. Glenn Reynolds is now apparently linking the likes of this post.  One of the many sad things to watch over the past eight years has been the erosion—and in some cases collapse—of the boundary between sane conservatism and the cuckoo-bananas fringe. I’d hoped the election would at least free people of the impulse to concoct ludicrous defenses of George Bush. Apparently not.

Tags: Journalism & the Media



6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Eric the .5b // Dec 30, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Jim Henley put it beautifully when he asked, “What if Glenn Reynolds had lived?”

    Sadly, the generally libertarian guy who could say things beyond than the latest batch of Red talking points is long dead.

  • 2 Gil // Dec 31, 2008 at 4:14 am

    I guess I don’t see this post as particularly “cuckoo-bananas” (well, most of it).

    We can all agree that Bush has been a terrible president without having to discredit any defense of him against any attack. Some attacks are unfair.

    I’m not so sure that Obama’s presidency will be less damaging.

    I think I’m with Penn Jillette that having a great leader for president is a terrifying thing.

  • 3 solarjetman // Dec 31, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Doesn’t seem like much of a change for me. Liberal Media Bias!!!!!! has been an obsession of his for years.

  • 4 Erstwhile // Dec 31, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    This post is under-written. It’s important to explain what distinguishes “cuckoo-bananas” from sane stuff.

  • 5 Eric the .5b // Dec 31, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    It’s important to explain what distinguishes “cuckoo-bananas” from sane stuff.

    Folks who need this spelled out on the eve of 2009 might be on the wrong side of that very distinction.

  • 6 Gil // Jan 1, 2009 at 7:00 am

    And folks who think they don’t will never know.