Patterico Demands Retraction From Greenwald

Patterico has caught Glenn Greenwald in a pretty obvious falsehood or a sloppy mistake. I am going to give him the benefit of the doubt and assume Greenwald just didn’t do his homework. For those who have never heard of Glenn Greenwald (I hadn’t until recently) he has been demanding retractions and corrections from conservative bloggers for various offenses. In the case of Patterico, Greenwald denounced him for not denouncing over-the-top conservatives.

Your “day job” didn’t seem to prevent you from spewing all sorts of moralizing and self-righteous condemnations over the Evil of The Deb Frisch Comments.
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You certainly were vigilant in railing against those irr[e]levancies, even though you’re way too busy to notice or condemn any of the far more significant, vile rhetoric pouring forth regularly from the higher echelons on the Right — a glaring inconsistency which, incidentally, was the principal point of my post.

Evidently Greenwald has not read any of the statements Patterico has made about Ann Coulter. In his post today Patterico cites about a dozen examples of his denunciation of conservative bomb throwers, including citing one post titled “Why I Don’t Like Ann Coulter, Volume 14.” It would be an understatement to say that Patterico proved his point.

Update: Ace makes an excellent point. I think I will take his advice from now on.

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