Yesterday, Trunk linked to this piece by Jonah Goldberg comparing Powerline to Gavrilo Princip, the crazed nationalist who assassinated Archduke Ferdinand, and the thereby ignited World War I. In this case, bloggers like us are said to have taken out Dan Rather, thereby igniting. . .who knows what.
The analogy isn’t bad. If it breaks down, it’s less because we don’t resemble Princip than because there is an important difference between Ferdinand and Rather — neither saw it coming, but Archduke Dan should have.
UPDATE: Reader Kelly Marshall reminds me that before Princip got him, Ferdinand had escaped an attempt on his life earlier in the day. Thus, he should have seen it coming too.
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