Before I get down to bitch-slapping Charles Johnson for his latest dishonest attacks on me, I want to make sure you see this December 2010 entry from the guys at Diary of Daedalus, in which they catch Johnson calling Kos a “craven coward” for blocking the Wayback Machine and Google Cache . . . and then prove he has subsequently done the same.
Because he has a lot of history to scrub, ya know. Go, read their post. Go, go! I’ll still be here when you get back.
You back? Good. On to my own fisking of Charles’s latest dishonesty:
Patterico and the echo chamber of wingnut blogs that linked to him are trying to make excuses for Glenn Beck, by setting up an obvious straw man — that I claimed Beck was telling his audience to go out and shoot people in the head — and then knocking the straw man down. But the simple truth is that I didn’t say or imply this at any time, and neither did the writer of the LGF Page that contained the video.
Right. You merely called his statements a “vile threat”:
You also called them a “crazed, incoherent rant”; “disgusting comments”; and “completely freaking insane.” And you also suggested there was no context that could explain the comments:
And you said I was “making excuses” for a “disturbing, incoherent rant involving shooting people in the head”:
But you weren’t implying that Beck was calling for violence — oh, no! Not at all!
Do you realize how transparent you are??
See, to me — and I bet to others! — the above kinda suggests that you did strongly imply Beck was issuing threats and calls for violence. But I also gave you plenty of opportunities to explain what you really thought he meant, and repeatedly asked you for your interpretation. And here are the kind of messages I got in response.
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When Leftists “Debate,” 2
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In other words, standard gambits from the Leftist Playbook, taken from the chapter “Things to Say When you Have No Argument.” (It’s a hell of a big chapter.)
Well done. That’s some honest, civil debate there, Charles. Well done indeed.