Mistermix’s post on a Daily Dish writer’s credulity was quite damning: the National Review piece on Pigford got the most basic facts of the case wrong in a way that can easily be checked, yet the Daily Dish writer gushed about the fariness of the piece because it was written in a high-brow way (on a less important note, he might want to stop gushing about how adventurous Dennis Prager is).
It’s much the same way with the late, lamented Public Interest that Bobo et al. are always mooning over. Its editor (Irving Kristol) admitted he only argued in favor of supply side economics because he thought it was good for conservativism:
“The task, as I saw it, was to create a new majority, which evidently would mean a conservative majority, which came to mean, in turn, a Republican majority–so political effectiveness was the priority, not the accounting deficiencies of government.”
All too often, the role of “reasonable” conservatives is to heh-indeed high-minded right-wing propaganda, while “courageously” distancing themselves from the most egregious conservative craziness. Whether this is because they too dumb/lazy to fact check the high-minded stuff or whether they’re knowingly pushing lies, I can’t say. But it’s one or the other.