Little Green Footballs

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Squeaky and "The Hat" Slapdown

Yesterday, Charles "Squeaky" Johnson posted this:

  • Daily Kos Nutroots Manifesto Stiffs
  • According to Drudge Report (based on Nielsen Bookscan figures) Markos Moulitsas “Screw Them” Zuniga’s magnum opus, the turgid, unreadable work of progressive sci-fi Crashing the Gate, has sold a whopping 3,630 copies. (Hat tip: Chris.)
And on his turgid site, Roger "The Hat" Simon parroted the Drudge falsehood.

Today, Glenn Grenwald administers a stinging slapdown and analysis of the defective thought processes of Bush cultists:
"There are so many data holes and misleading omissions in this item that it is literally and wholly useless in determining whether the book is a success. I want to emphasize that what matters here is not whether the book really is a success (I have no idea if it is or isn't), but how the baseless Drudge assertion became gospel fact among Bush followers, a distorted and corrupt process which generally governs how they come to think about the world with regard to virtually every issue."
But really, read the whole thing.



adultmalebluegrouse said...


Right wing bloggers have just given the book half a million dollars worth of free publicity.

Anyway, offering Kos a public debate on rankings, sampling methods and opinion polls is like a red rag to a bull.

Talk about home territory.

MJ said...

You'd think they'd be a little more careful taking the piss, considering they've got a multi-million dollar media 'empire' no-one's reading. So much so Michelle Malkin seems to have set up her own version of Pajamas Media!