Saturday, July 08, 2006

Hate-Filled Insanity Is Fine...Plagiarized Hate-Filled Insanity, On The Other Hand...

Man, this kind of thing is fairly common, but I still find it astounding. Coulter writes spews forth another hate-filled screed. Her minions, of course, eat it up, apparently believing her to be sane, or at least pretending to do so. Some people point out, once again, that she's a whack job, but mostly people continue to treat her as if she were a serious political analyst.

But then it turns out that she plagiarized part of her insane, hate-filled screed, and that's what we're supposed to think is wrong.

Good thing Hitler didn't plagiarize Mein Kampf or he might have been taken to task.

Reminds me of the recent Limbaugh dust-up. The guy can devote his life to ripping the soul out of public discourse and that's fine. But recreational drug use...well, we have to draw the line somewhere! Similar things could be said about Tom DeLay. Hell, taking vacations from Jack Abramoff may have been the best thing he did. At least it kept him out of Washington, where he was doing the real harm.

Look, the fact that Coulter is a plagiarist pales in comparison to her other moral and intellectual failings. Actually, at least it means that some of the nuttiness in her book didn't come from her own mind (and I use the term loosely).


Blogger Xanthippas said...

I agree completely. All the things she's written, and we're supposed to care most about what she might've borrowed from somebody? I guess people think it's nice to finally have something "really" wrong to hang on her, but I couldn't care less. If anyone's paying enough attention to her to notice she's ripping people off, then that's too much attention anyway.

11:43 PM  
Anonymous lovable liberal said...

The main problem in American blame-finding is that we no longer have anything approaching a consensus about what is out of bounds. That means we need a simple offense, since everything else is just a matter of opinion.

7:47 PM  

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