Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Watching Andrew Sullivans Sad Downfall

It appears he has given again a few suggestions to Ann Althouse. See "But keep going, Ann. Debunk them all. With facts, not spin."

I love this comment

"Andrew Sullivan is employed to write for The Atlantic, a publication which was founded by and once published such writers as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., and James Russell Lowell.

Think about that for a minute."

Yet this is a man many regard as someone people should listen too on from the left.

This is not new politics of course. It has been with us for some time. However there is a reason the American public nor history celebrates the mud slingers people like Jefferson and Adams had to use at those newspapers of the day. They served a useful political purpose for our Founders in the rough world of early American politics but in the end they are viewed as tools. Nothing serious and generally viewed as having no overall positive impact.

A sad downfall from when Andrew Sullivan was doing good and serious work at the New Republic (That also has seen better days).

1 comment:

Pro Ecclesia said...

Dementia does sad things to a person.