Time to quit struggling in quicksand

John Cloud, the writer of the Time mag puff piece on Ann Coulter has responded to widespread criticism by attacking strawmen, smearing critics and trotting out tired comparisons of figures on the left and right: "I think maybe [Nation Media Critic] Eric [Alterman] and Ann are in the same bunch. They also, by the way, use the same language." Media Matters (themselves one of Cloud's targets), responds: "That's a bizarre accusation; as far as we know, Alterman, who has written a number of critically acclaimed books, has never lamented that the New York Times building wasn't blown up or suggested that a sitting president should be assassinated. He has never slurred Muslims or women or disabled Vietnam veterans." TalkLeft has all the blog links. (MediaMatters)


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