November 08, 2004

Sully vs. Chomsky

I've spent way too much in recent months defending my Blogfather, Andrew Sullivan, against liberal and conservative attacks alike, all the way up until Karol's chili cook-off last night. Now perhaps it was an attempt to get back some conservative cred after his endorsement of Kerry, but Andrew had a great moment on Bill Maher's show on Friday night, as he went off on academic bastard Noam Chomsky following Maher's taped interview with him.

I don't believe I had ever before seen Chomsky interviewed on television, and Maher talked about how the MIT professor had long been "the most requested guest among the kids," who Maher had been trying to book repeatedly for as long as he's been a talk show host. And since many watching were likely hearing of Chomsky for the first time, I'm glad Sullivan stepped up and told the truth- namely, that Chomsky is a fraud who has taught two generations of college students to hate their country, and is only popular because he manages to pass off a "transgressive" view of politics and history to empty-vessel 17-year-olds who read his book in Intro to Sociology and then cluelessly mutter that it "changed my life."

Yea, you conservatives can bash Andrew all you want- but when was the last time one of you took down Noam Chomsky on national television?

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 8, 2004 02:17 AM

This is a little like criticizing us for not making love to Charlize Theron--Just give me the chance, brother!

Posted by: DBrooks at November 8, 2004 10:26 AM

Damn, Steve, I wish I had seen that!!

Posted by: red at November 8, 2004 10:34 AM

The transcript is here

Posted by: Emily at November 9, 2004 05:15 PM

What is it with you people, why do you spread lies. Noam Chomsky doesn't hate America, all he is saying is that one should apply the same set of rules to oneself as to others.

It is actually Andrew Sullivan who is the lier when he states that Chomsky supported the Soviet Union. He didn't, never did. Please name one source in which he supports the Soviet Union!

Posted by: Richard Glanmark at January 5, 2005 07:11 AM
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