The patience of Drum
January 19, 2006
I consider Kevin Drum (now of the Washington Monthly and formerly known as Calpundit) to be one of the most reasonable and honest liberal bloggers out there. Despite the fact that I disagree with him strenuously on many issues, I trust that he truly believes what he says and have witnessed him take his own "side" to task when he believes it warranted. Perhaps then it is not too surprising to find that many of his readers/commenters are willing to turn on him at a moment’s notice when he fails to push the full leftist line, as in this recent post on the attack in Pakistan. The difference between Drum’s common sense argument and question and the conspiracy theories pushed by those in the comments is stark, and this post is fairly mild compared to what I’ve seen in the past.