with continued paper-thin descriptions of world events (in this case, Bhutto), and shrill, nonsensical denunciations of any contrary views. (See comments — the evidentiary bar for “Bhutto” and “corrupt” is not exactly a high one, but denouncing someone as a KKK type simply for possessing a historical memory going back to the 1990s?) One expects this on blowhard La Russophobe… but this is not what Publius Pundit was supposed to be about.
PubliusPundit used to be a blog that dared to describe the complicated, which meant going way past MSM-echo chamber writing, and which dared to go against the CW by asking the hard questions… including questioning democracy itself when the implementation thereof is incapable of defending peoples’ freedom. A reader will learn more from a single one of Robert Mayers’ old posts than they will from three months of the shallow, ad-hominem-laced schlock that is on the menu today. It’s almost tragic: it was an actual honor to be able to put in a guest column or two on the old Publius Pundit… today, I’d be embarrassed to get a link from it.
This is pathetic. Mayer either needs to get her the hell off his blog, while there’s something left to salvage, or at the very least insist on an editorial standard that rises above junior-high-school histrionics and ad-hominem.