I’m geting in the spirit of threads where people call me a pathetic clown. And also too her answer is kind of revealing, IHMO.
WHERE DID ALL THE GOOD PEOPLE GO?
ask this more in sorrow and in anger. I read you every day because you’re an oasis from the hate and anger that fills so much of the media these days. Whether it’s Republican presidential candidates physically threatening Ben Bernanke or anonymous Daily Kos commenters comparing Bush to Hitler, it’s bad on both sides. As a principled Burkean moderate centrist independent, this hurts me. I wanted to ask: where did all the good people go? And if David Broder is looking down on us from heaven, what does he think about the state of the nation? Keep up the good work. Peace.
– September 11, 2012 11:31 AM Permalink
ALEXANDRA PETRI :
Possibly I am multiple-times burned and twice shy, but I sense a false equivalence embedded in your question, and the mention of David Broder (where’s “post-punk” this week? I hope it’s feeling all right!) sends it over the edge.
Look, I certainly am not trying to buy into the idea that anything bizarre said on one side has to be “balanced” by something equally bizarre from the other, regardless of source. That’s not real balance.
But this idea that unless you were darting around finding obscure scurrilous remarks in message boards on one side, you would only ever be writing about the inane statements from the other — that’s false, too. There’s no monopoly on idiocy.
Regardless, I hope you have a pleasant day and “post-punk” makes a speedy recovery!
– September 11, 2012 12:16 PM
For the record, I only called her “post-punk David Broder” in a chat once, so she must have read about it here on Balloon Juice to think of it as a meme.