Andrew Sullivan goes on one of his little rants:
Froomkin was fired for opposing torture a little too passionately; Weigel was forced out because his private emails revealed he was not acceptable to the partisan right; Frum is cut off from conservative blogads funding; Moulitsas is barred from MSNBC for criticizing Joe Scarborough; and Octavia Nasr is fired for offending the pro-Israel lobby over a tweet expressing sadness at the death of a Hezbollah leader. Nasr subsequently elaborated on her tweet in a nuanced piece that ran on CNN.com.
Rick Moran who, although I disagree with his take on things often, I still read as much as possible because I love his style. Moran does what a good blogger should.
He reads up on a topic, he looks at the spin of both sides, he clicks to the actual data itself then he renders his opinion, on his blog, which is what blogging is all about.
Ergo my statement that I read him even though I disagree with him on some things, because conservative bloggers do not have to see eye to eye on every little issue, we do not have to walk in lockstep, we don't have to hold the exact same opinion....we are not robots.
We also do not have to declare war on other conservative bloggers every time one renders their opinion, on their own blog, which happens to disagree with how we see the issue, especially when they have done the same type of research into an issue but have come to a different conclusion.
With that said, today is one of those days where after having read all the relevant pieces involved and seen the spin from multiple sites on the left and the right, I have to say that Moran hit the nail right on the head and has bent Sullivan over and issued a sound spanking.
Moran, from Rightwing Nuthouse:
Note that Mr. Sullivan appears to be a lot less certain in the immediate aftermath of Froomkin’s dismissal. Instead of the declarative statement made today about Froomkin’s opposition to torture being the sole reason for his being let go, at the time, Sullivan thought it “may one one reason” he was dismissed.
And was Weigel forced to resign because he pissed off the right? Or was it perhaps because the emails revealed the fact that his animus toward many conservative personalities brought into question his ability to write about the right in a professionally detached manner? I’m not even talking about not being biased. Weigel’s bombast - once publicized - would make it impossible for him to be taken seriously as a journalist.
Frum was cut off from Hawkins conservative ad network because John didn’t think that David was a conservative. His ad network - his opinion. I disagree with it but equating the public functions of the Washington Post with the private nature of Hawkins ad network is nonsense. Would Tom Friedman be able to join the Liberal Ad Network? It would be interesting to see. And if Friedman would have been rejected, would that be evidence that our thoughts were being “policed?”
The tweets of Kos and Ms. Nsar are the kickers. Moulitas evidently tweeted about the death of a Joe Scarborough intern as a “scandal” for the former congressman and was surprised that after viciously biting the hand that feeds him, he would be banished from MSNBC.
Are you kidding me?
Read the entire thing, it is well worth it.
What Sullivan neglects to take into consideration is there is not a conspiracy lurking around every corner and each case should be looked at individually, not lumped into some supposed grand scheme.
Take the tin foil hat off Sully and step away from the keyboard slowly.
PS- Oh, for the record, this isn't Sullivan's first conspiracy theory for today, oh no, they ARE around every corner according to him.