Let’s face it, with Balloon Juice frenemy Glenn Greenwald in the spotlight all week, this place is all about blogospheric navel-gazing for the time being. So I thought I’d bring up a trivial topic that I’ve given too much thought to. Why does (BJ alum) Freddie de Boer get so much attention? Chris Hayes answered him on teevee, Andrew Sullivan devotes half of his non-beard, non-video posts to answering something or another that Freddie said, Gawker named him one of the 50 least important writer of 2012. What gives, I don’t get it? Aren’t there lots of other similarly verbose lefter-than-thou types out there?
Reader S posits that he’s the Alan Colmes of the intertubes, a convenient lefty punching bag for cyberspace serious people.