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August 17, 2005


For Christopher Hitchens, every day is an opportunity to sink to a new low. His latest milestone in self-degradation is his claim that Cindy Sheehan said the Iraq war was started by "a Jewish cabal."

Dennis Perrin gives him a beautiful smack on the nose with a rolled up newspaper, here.

Posted at August 17, 2005 02:20 PM | TrackBack

It's a wonder Hitchens can even put together a coherent sentence by now. To expect him to be able to think straight and exhibit elemental honesty is really too much to ask.

And I can't imagine why Slate, which seems in general to have intelligent people on its staff, tolerates him. But then the whole world of journalism seems to me increasingly to be an alternate dimension of reality, not really at all related to ours.

Posted by: JonJ at August 17, 2005 02:50 PM is shooting you trackbacks that have no relation to what you post, Jonathan.

Posted by: Harry at August 17, 2005 07:03 PM

And as I forgot to mention, Slate is now owned by the Wash. Post, which was going to sponsor the DoD's pro-war demo until its bosses were severely spoken to and came to think better of it.

Posted by: JonJ at August 17, 2005 09:43 PM

Piffle, bunk, and balderdash is what hitchens speaks. I did a bit of analysis on the linguistic aspects of his Slate piece:

Posted by: Elisa at August 18, 2005 12:24 AM