Thursday, October 30, 2008

Jonathan Chait's Muppet Show...

As Oliver Burkestein notes here, this campaign has gone on for too long and several pundits have lost their marbles. He gives plenty of examples, among others Jonathan Chait's (New Republic senior editor) glove puppeteering on the Palin-McCain infighting:

On Mel Flips, who wrote a piece about Obama in The Spectator that could make even the most hardened FrontPageMag wingnut blush:
The combination of long campaign plus likely Obama victory also seems to be taking its toll on the other side of the Atlantic, where it has had the astonishing, but vastly entertaining, effect of making Melanie Phillips even more incoherently rage-consumed than usual, as in this "explanation" of why anyone who supports Obama is guilty of "wickedness, ideology, stupidity or derangement" and support for "the agenda of the Islamists" [my emph.]. (Some of whom endorsed McCain the other day, one notes in passing -- but frankly that's barely the start of the logical problems with her piece, which is more awe-inspiring when approached as a work of art rather than an argument).

Not long now folks...


Post a Comment

<< Home