Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Flock of Seagulls

[posted by Callimachus]

I'll never understand how John Edwards' haircuts got air time anywhere beyond Rush Limbaugh or Bill O'Reilly, but there they were, without context or even a fig leaf over the snark. One thing you do learn about journalists; in groups they have a seagull mentality; they peck the weak to death.

Maureen Dowd was an egregious offender in the case. And it was mildly amusing to watch the anti-war, anti-Bush bloggers turn their well-honed snark and mockery on her. I read quite a few of their posts from start to finish. Then I did some Googling.

I wonder how many of those folks who airily and authoritatively dismissed her as a hack who never ought to be heeded first checked their own archives to see how many times they based a fusillade against Bush or the war entirely on a Maureen Dowd column?