Looks the same to me
Posted by aogFriday, 04 November 2005 at 19:12 TrackBack Ping URL

I normally enjoy Best of the Web but today’s snipe at Andrew Sullivan is the kind of bogus analogy I find grating no matter who does it.

The basic claim is that former FEMA directory Michael Brown wrote some inappropriate e-mail during the hurricane Katrina crisis and Sullivan mocked him for it. BotW then mocks Sullivan for typical Sullivan posts during the same time period and then notes that while Brown was fired, Sullivan is still blogging.

What’s wrong with this picture? The difference between someone who’s job it was to deal with the aftermath of hurricane Katrina and some blogger. To treat this situations as equivalent in terms of responsible behavior is silly at best. Rather than BotW’s observation, one might note than neither person is now in charge of FEMA, and both can blog as much as they want. So what exactly is the differential treatment BotW is whining about?

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