Comments: Quote of the Day

Why or why do you keep talking about the same story...again and again?

Posted by A at February 9, 2006 09:14 AM

I think Applebaum's criticim on a grand level is fine, however I think she oversimplified the general consensus of the "right wing blogosphere" over the Newsweek Koran episode.

It was more the State Department and the White House that was critical of it because it would incire violence.

The RWB was also critical of the Muslim hordes for being such little babies and basically killing if they feel offended.

Further, the RWB focussed on the intentional (or grossly negligent acts) of Newsweek whose aim was not the truth, but to undermine George Bush.

Yes, there was some handwringing in some corners about - oh, how dare you stir raise the slumber Muslim street, but in general it is not fair to compare an intentional attempt to attack the president with the Danish cartoons. Applebaum missed the above described important context and thus her point is not as effective.

Posted by J. Lichty at February 9, 2006 12:29 PM

Of course Power Line does a much better job than I about exposing the shallowness of Applebaum's conclusion.

http://powerlineblog.com/archives/013086.php

Posted by J. Lichty at February 9, 2006 12:37 PM
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