In Andrew Sullivan’s hysterical effusions on “torture,” usually featuring Dick Cheney, Glenn Reynolds finds Sullivan to be “a preening, hectoring, self-centered, unpersuasive bad writer. ” The current occasion of Reynolds’s verdict is this post by Sullivan.
Coincidentally, of my own stuff from 2009, my favorite post is “Obama veers into the Daily Ditch” from last May. In that lengthy post I found Sullivan displaying all the qualities that earn Reynolds’s contempt. I also found Sullivan’s source (Ben Macintyre) displaying striking intellectual dishonesty, and Barack Obama, relying on Sullivan, displaying historical ignorance that is still striking, at least to me.
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