Sunday, January 13, 2008
Real Melodrama Wisconsin
This is an update (and hopefully the last one) of the 3rd way incident.
If you want to see Mr. Dooley's response, you can find it here. It is a wonderful study in selective outrage and melodrama. I would definitely suggest reading the comments as it is the best illustration of the hypocrisy that can be found there, especially in the first ten comments or so.
There are four points that I feel needed to be addressed.
One, Mr. Dooley calls Whallah! an attack blog. I suppose this could be conceivable if one only looks at some of the posts showing the hypocrisy of the right wing squawk brigade. But Whallah! is also a platform for those who oppose the foolish posturings of the right, but aren't allowed to express them freely otherwise.
Mr. Dooley also claims that the left are the only ones that are abusive. Some on the left can be abusive without a doubt, but Whallah! has already shown that one of Mr. Dooley's close associates has actually threatened physical assault on other people. And this does not include the COEXIST issue, McBride's distasteful handling of the death of two young black people, or Mr. Dooley's own poor behavior.
Third, Mr. Dooley claims that during l'Affaire de Illusory Tenant, no one on the left did anything.
This one is simple. Here is my post, and here is one from Jay Bullock. Not to mention that iT apologized profusely, and McBride accepted the apology.
Lastly, Mr. Dooley claims he has the right to run his blog any way he wants. He is absolutely correct in this statement. No arguments here. But other people also have the right to criticize them for their hypocritical positions.