They don’t like it when someone slaps back
You know youâ€™ve arrived when an L.A. Times columnist compares you to a dishonest, totalitarian Stalinist apparatchik.
On his L.A. Times-sponsored blog, Times columnist Michael Hiltzik assails me in two posts that insult me personally, question my motives for criticizing his paper, and purport to expose errors in my recent Year in Review post.
Hiltzik sets the tone in the first post, in which he calls my entire post â€œpropaganda,â€ compares me and other conservative critics of his paper to Stalinists (no, really! read on for the direct quotes), and says that I do not appear to be â€œgenuinely interested in correcting factual errorsâ€ or otherwise improving the paperâ€™s performance.
*(A James Wolcott trademark)