PROF. JACOBSON NOTES THAT lefties are already accusing his new website, College Insurrection, of getting secret funding. He comments: “If only it were true.”
After observing all the astroturf — remember the Coffee Party? — and following up on how the lefty money works in more detail, I’ve come to believe that they hold such suspicions because “secret funding” for apparent grassroots organizations is the norm in their circles.
The obviously interesting thing about this, as noted in the quote, is how the MAL engages in projection because they are so parochial they cannot imagine others who are not like them. But I find even more interesting is the implicit double standard. The MALists presume their opponents must get secret funding because they do and yet the MALists still consider it a smear to accuse their opponents of doing what the MALists themselves do. I am sure there are some for whom this is a cynical ploy but for most I am ever more convinced it is because they lack the cognitive software to perform introspection.