Monday, July 19, 2010

Read the whole thing, Glenn.

TODD ZYWICKI is not buying the WaPo’s excuses for not covering the New Black Panthers story.
Well that would be something, if we lived in a world in which anyone gave a shit what Todd Zywicki thinks! On that note, who in the name of god is Todd Zywicki? Whoever he is, Volkoh Conspiracy let him post his skeptical screed. The first two comments - on Volkoh Conspiracy, noted conservative blog - sum it up.

1. I’m stunned, stunned, that a newspaper won’t cover every single conspiracy theory pushed by either side. “This doesn’t have to do with the Black Panthers; this has to do with their fantasies about how they could use this issue to topple the [Obama] administration,” said [Abigail] Thernstrom (note: a right-wing Bush appointee), who said members of the commission voiced their political aims “in the initial discussions” of the Panther case last year.

2. This will become news when someone, anyone brings forward a voter who was actually intimidated by anything. Until then, this is a crack conspiracy theory that plays to the racial anxieties of the average Fox News viewer. I understand that the increasingly irrelevant WaPo feels the need to explain why it doesn’t hand its news pages off to the far-right fringe the way it has handed off its opinion section, but I expect more serious material on this blog.

That'll do, pig. That'll do. Although 90% of the comments are equally critical.

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