Friday, March 24, 2006

Yeah, Ben Domenech sure does appreciate the attention

Famous last words: "Two clarifications for the many folks who have risen up in force to attack the existence of this blog (I appreciate the attention, by the way)..."

So much for Red America... and, given the conditions under which Domenech (career over at 24... so sad) was outed as a racist and plagiarist, strike another point for the rising power of blogs.

Out of all his banal bigotry, he gets busted for... stealing a review of Final Fantasy?! That's rich.

The next question is how much heat Jim Brady and/or someone else at WPNI is going to take for this.

El closed their apology for hiring the dude by obligatorily pointing out "We also remain committed to representing a broad spectrum of ideas and ideologies in our Opinions area." Presumably they're going to try to come up with a replacement conservative blogger (after a far more thorough review of the candidates).

Here's an idea: give George Will a raise if he'll post a few blogs a week. He represents the critically endangered species of a proven solid intellectual conservative with his own original, worthwhile ideas (and even his own Pulitzer) rather than just being a human router for Fox News and Ann Coulter propaganda. And they don't have to look any farther than their own op-ed desk.

Just a thought.

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