Tuesday, May 17, 2005

blogger bites dog bites man

In news that I'm sure is shocking many besides me, Andrew Sullivan is making extremely good sense about Newsweek and torture. The magazine should be ashamed (who prints a major allegation like that with one source repeating hearsay?). But surely legitimate allegations of torture deserve at least as much attention as Newsweek is currently getting (actually, they deserve way more, but let's be generous). And in order to satisfy everyone involved, let's have more investigation of this issue, and more transparency from the Bush administration.

Given that Andrew Sullivan so often unleashed ad hominem attacks on liberals and other opponents of the Iraq war or US Policy in the aftermath of 9/11, this is a welcome shift. (see our Spinsanity archive on Sullivan for a few examples)

Sadly, but not unexpectedly, Instapundit is once again embarassing himself on an issue of the US war against terror (as defined by the US government to include the Iraq war). The media is a bigger threat than a government that deceives us or tortures people, etc.

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