Another right-wing blogger gets caught lying. The “Real Ugly American” pretends that a recent post by Kevin Drum at the Washington Monthly explains "Why the Left is Ignoring the War". One problem: Drum never claims to be explaining “why the left is ignoring the war”. In fact, the very first sentence of Drum’s post states:
Matt Yglesias suggests that I address the topic of why the liberal blogosphere doesn’t write very much about Israel-related subjects.(Emphasis mine.)
And lo and behold, Real Ugly is careful not to quote that first sentence — since doing so would clearly put the lie to the horseshit he’s trying to sell here. Drum isn’t discussing the question of whether left-wing blogs are discussing the current hot war in Lebanon. Drum does not even mention the war in his post.
R.U. makes a big deal out of a comment on Drum’s post:
A political blog will be pretty lame without an opinion on an active war.
But which left-wing blogs are avoiding discussion of the recent outbreak of hostilities in the Middle East? Not Think Progress. Not Altercation. Not Daily Kos. Not The Agonist. And not TalkLeft. Which specific left-wing political blogs are “pretty lame” for not posting an opinion on the Israel-Hezbollah war? Rel Ugly doesn’t even try to name one.
There’s a reason why there are so many right-wing bloggers out there. It requires no particular attention to reality, nor any commitment to honesty, to be that kind of commentator.