Saturday, October 08, 2005

Distinguished Center-Right Blogs Continue Slipping

Here's a challenge for you: Go read this post at Power Line. Then ask yourself:

(a) On what evidence does Scott Johnson rely to draw his conclusions?

(b) Does he really have any evidence at all, or only the speculations of an anonymous former White House insider who doesn't know anything about the Miers nomination, but has only fragments of information, based on which the insider offers clear speculation?

(c) Why on earth does a responsible, thoughtful blog like Power Line engage in this sort of reckless publishing? Is this not beneath your expectations of that fine blog?

(d) Could it be that I am right in my post immediately below, that disappointment in the Miers pick has led to emotional reasoning that seeks a to reach a conclusion based on the flimsiest of evidence?

I hate to say it, but after the Miers fiasco I am going to regard many distinguished center-right blogs with deserved skepticism. This is both surprising and disappointing.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also go to the Powerline Blog and have read their views. I must say, they do have good arguments and discussion points.

It is my humble opinion, however, that not all Powerline Blog posters are created equal. Scott Johnson is coming across as a reckless hack who uses innuendo and subjective interpretations regarding quotes originating from third-party sources. He is making too big of a leap with this whole thing regarding which Justices that Harriet Miers admires and her qualifications to be a Justice.

I agree with you that this nomination has truly revealed the various factions of our great party. 

Posted by Anonymous

Saturday, October 08, 2005 4:45:00 PM  
Blogger The Hedgehog said...

You're right. Hinderaker is always solid and responsible. I am beginning to wonder about Johnson. Mirengoff-- I don't know yet. He has an elitist streak. We see this in long-time Washington, D.C. people. 

Posted by The Hedgehog

Saturday, October 08, 2005 4:59:00 PM  
Blogger Wagonboy said...

Did I miss the Miers confirmation hearings? A lot of conservatives are acting as though they've seen and heard all they need to see and hear.
Since when do so many pundits, (both seasoned and self-annointed),suddenly seem to know so much about Miers' qualifications or lack there of? On one side of the pundit mouth nobody knows her, on the other side of the pundit mouth they know all they need to know about her and what they know disqualifies her for the post.
Granted, she's flown well below the radar of the MSM, conservative action committees, Ivy League academia, and court watchers every where. But the one guy who knows her up and down happens to be the one guy with a stellar track record of putting great people on judicial benches around the country.
I'm putting my money on W. The hearings may prove me wrong, but at least I don't pretend to have already witnessed them. Wb 

Posted by Wagonboy

Saturday, October 08, 2005 6:20:00 PM  
Blogger The Hedgehog said...

Well said, Wagonboy. We are watching an amazing spectacle. 

Posted by The Hedgehog

Saturday, October 08, 2005 6:47:00 PM  

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