I was reading Spencer Ackerman’s attempts to shame people for their use of terminology he dislikes in this exceptionally tedious debate about the smear campaign started against CAP and others (Glenn has a good piece on it), and came across this:
On Tuesday, writer Max Blumenthal used a gross phrase to describe Goldberg: “former Israeli prison guard.”)
Jeffrey Goldberg worked in an Israeli prison. He wrote a book about it that was critically acclaimed. He talks about it all the time. How is this a smear? It’s part of who he was.