On a given day, Philip Weiss publishes a dizzying output of conspiracist garbage on Mondoweiss that doesn’t warrant much in the way of a serious response. The work of someone who slobbers over The Israel Lobby is a reminder that this life of ours is short, and that there are still over a dozen Shakespeare plays I’ve never even read.
But every once in awhile you come across an irresistible gotcha moment like this one, something that perfectly encapsulates the hypocrisy of a man. Said moment can be found about halfway through site founder Weiss’s recent celebration of his site’s five year anniversary:
I’m thankful to a few friends for encouraging me, James North, Jack Ross, Scott McConnell and Peter Drubetskoy. Without them this site would not be here today.
Who exactly are these people? That James North got away with writing an article in which he slags V.S. Naipaul without apparently having read very much V.S. Naipaul says more about the Nation’s editorial standards than about Mr. North himself (Editor's Note: James North responds). Scott McConnell is editor and publisher of The American Conservative, which is to the paleoconservative...More >>