Thursday, January 27

An Odd Observation

From Best of the Web James Taranto tells us that Seymour Hersh has been getting a lot of airplay lately. He quotes Mr Hersh:
The amazing thing is we are been taken over basically by a cult, eight or nine neoconservatives have somehow grabbed the government. Just how and why and how they did it so efficiently, will have to wait for much later historians and better documentation than we have now, but they managed to overcome the bureaucracy and the Congress, and the press, with the greatest of ease. It does say something about how fragile our democracy is. You do have to wonder what a democracy is when it comes down to a few men in the Pentagon and a few men in the White House having their way.
Now this is a lot like Ms Clinton's "vast right-wing conspiracy", except now it is "eight" neocons (whatever a neocon might be is left as an exercise for the reader). This demonstrates to one degree the biggest problem with the MSM vs blogging. On a blog, if such a statement was made, comments would immediately arise asking, "8 neocons, any of them got names!". But no, blanket bland allegations work in a paper, but not in a medium with any level interaction with your audience of opposition.