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Wednesday, July 17, 2002
 
Kaus Follies

It's no longer a question of whether Mickey Kaus has become a straight right-wing writer or remains in some sense liberal. That's already settled. The question is whether he's becoming a sensible right winger or a wing nut, and the answer is moving toward the latter option. With laughers like "The New York Times seems no more embarrassable on the subject of Bush-bashing overkill than the Wall Street Journal ed-page was on the subject of Clinton-bashing overkill", it's becoming clear why he links to the likes of Ann Coulter: the difference between them isn't huge and it's shrinking. As Atrios points out, (permalinks broken, and WTF is Blogger going to fix that? It's been a week now that most of us haven't had working links.) the Times has, with the exception of Krugman, been softer on Bush than the Times, much less the Journal, was on Clinton.

This isn't the only silliness in Kaus's recent blogging, as Avedon Carol points out.



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