On my previous post (which now seems to be generally known as “The Obituary for LGF”) I was pleased to see all the expressions of support and concurrence coming from both regular and occasional commenters.
But most people seemed to miss my main point, which was not about Charles Johnson. LGF is largely irrelevant to us now in any case.
My main point was this: almost all of the major American blogs declined to fact-check Charles Johnson and expose his uncorrected and unretracted errors. If Katie Couric had been retailing such blatant falsehoods, the same blogs would have come down on her like a ton of bricks.
These bloggers are not deranged or evil. I have no problem with their ideological positions, nor their general integrity.
They failed in their duty. Yet they are still prominent and respected bloggers.
Something is wrong here.
The large blogs — at least in the USA — have developed a striking resemblance to the MSM . I prefer to focus on this issue, rather than some ponytailed has-been on a bicycle. So here’s what I propose:
If you want to comment about Charles Johnson and LGF, use the previous thread.
If you want to comment on the points I raised above — which I consider much more important and relevant — use this thread.
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