Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Bad moons rising

Tue, Feb 13, 2007 12:22pm EST

Altercation by Eric Alterman

More on Edwards and the bloggers: The Pandagon woman has resigned, here. Isn't it weird that the Times would not print the letter from the woman from Catholics for a Free Choice, the one where Donohue is explained to be the right-wing hysteric/anti-Semite he is? Again, I ask: Why is the Times in the tank for this dangerous, McCarthyite crank? What does he have on the editors -- or the owners?

What kind of person accuses a Jew of helping the Nazis, basing his information on already-discredited lies perpetrated by a Scaife-owned and directed publication, and then does not apologize when corrected? More Marty Peretz.

P.S. When you think about it, Peretz and Richard Mellon Scaife have a great deal in common. Neither would matter whatsoever without their inherited moneys -- though in Marty's case, it was his (second incredibly wealthy) wife's. Both use their inherited fortunes to slander their ideological enemies and reward their allies. Both are taken seriously exclusively because they sign the checks.

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