TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
We don't know if it's accurate: " 'Liberals' are as hypocritical as everyone else."
We don't know if that statement is accurate. But Josh Marshall has made that statement, with reference to the Harvey Weinstein rolling disgrace.
We don't know if that statement is accurate. Beyond that, we would assume that there's no real way to find out.
(Not even in a "study!")
That said, liberal thinking has long turned on the idea that They're hypocritical Over There, but We are not, Over Here.
(Also, that They are racist, stupid, dishonest and everything very bad, even while We Over Here are not. This deep investment in tribal thinking is the liberal world's current version of climate denial.)
Josh has now said that we're all alike. We have no idea if his specific statement is true, but it's a step back toward sanity.
No doubt, the statement will be retracted by the end of the day. In some ways, Josh started taking it back right in the paragraph where it was made.
We're so old that we can remember when Ta-Nehisi Coates explained, in great detail, why the Zimmerman verdict was right! Our modern pseudo-liberal world tends to roll this way.
Shhhh, and please remain very quiet! Don't let The Others know!