what's remarkable in the Lott affair is how much he has gotten away with over the years. How many readers ever heard about the flap, several years ago, over Mr. Lott's association with the racist Council of Conservative Citizens? The scandal was actually worse than his remarks last week — but it just got buried. And without the indefatigable efforts of Mr. Marshall and a few other Internet writers, Mr. Lott's recent celebration of segregation would probably have been buried as well.I still wonder at what prevents people from mentioning the world "Atrios" (a paranoid fear of anonymous bloggers?) but at least the whole "conservatives broke it while liberals ignored it" thing is nipped in the bud. And it's pretty clear to anybody in the know exactly who "a few other Internet writers" refers to.
Friday, December 13, 2002
Credit where Credit is due:
Posted by Demosthenes at 12:10 AM