Just The Facts

Amity Shlaes writes in Bloomberg here that ‘leftwing bloggers’ are not being magnanimous in victory and are conducting ad-hominem attacks on such luminaries as Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and George Will of The Washington Post (all three noted for their prudence).  She threw in Eric Cantor of Virginia for good measure.

The thing is: Bachman is just plain nuts and there is ample evidence of her remarks being inaccurate, wildly off the mark and prejudicial.  She is a joke.  There is no defense for this dotty behavior in public officials and it is time and past that Ms. Bachmann learns to keep her mouth shut if she has nothing constructive to add.

George Will’s fellows at The Washington Post have pointed out repeatedly that he is making statements that are at best misleading.

Ms. Shlaes seems to be applying the principal of repeating a falsehood often enough.  It’s fun to ignore the evidence and say what you think will work.  There is no arbiter of public truth on the internet.  Hence the shouting.

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