Tuesday, January 03, 2012

RANDOM "WHO COMMENTS ON THE COMMENTATORS?" SORT OF THOUGHT: Glenn Greenwald occupies the same position in the pundit ecosystem than Camille Paglia did back in the late 90s/early 00s. Right? I mean, the Salon thing is obvious--possibly too obvious and also misleadingly obvious--but also the liberalish politics that could not possibly be constrained by the Democratic party. There's just less "porn is art" and more "how can liberals POSSIBLY NOT LIKE a Texan Republican congressman who wants to dismantle Social Security?!?!?" with Glenn.


Charles Kuffner said...

I think you nailed it. I could never put my finger on it before now, but that's totally it.

Justin said...

They're also both much better at trolling the left than the right. The Internet was smaller in Pags's day and there were less people around to troll, of course.