This is my first post at FDL, so I thought I’d provide something in the way of an introduction. I started Instaputz about a year and a half ago because I got sick and tired of Glenn Reynolds’ endless right wing distortions and smears on progressives while posing as a “non-partisan” or “libertarian” — with the likes of Howard Kurtz gleefully perpetuating the lie. Later, I started covering the
wingnut performance art blogging of the entire Pajamas crew and did a stint of guest blogging over at Unclaimed Territory.
As you may have guessed, I have a morbid fascination with just how crazy the crazies have become. The conservative movement is so sickly and corrupt that moderate/center positions are now considered “left” or “liberal” by the corporate media and punditry. It’s hawkish realism vs. bombing Iran as soon as possible. It’s reducing the deficit vs. deficits don’t matter. It’s being proactive about climate change vs. global warming is fake. It’s the rule of law vs. torturing anyone the President calls a terrorist. And of course, it’s non-stop straw men (socialized medicine!), false dilemmas (surrender or victory!) and bad faith arguments (No one thinks Reagan was a racist!) from these weirdos.
I’m probably kidding myself, but maybe by shining a little light on their absurdities, the corporate press and chattering class will eventually realize that these nutbars are off their collective rockers.
It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it.
Great to be here.