It's weird, on the cruise I defended Allan Colmes dozens of times. Lots of people don't understand that he's their (sic) to play a part, to annoy conservative viewers and make Sean look good. He's great at it. I know that's his schtick. And yet, everytime I go on that show, he pisses me off — and it shows. I wish I could just guffaw at him or roll my eyes the way lots of folks do. Can't do it.You see? Conversation isn't important; debate isn't important; constructive argument isn't important. What's important is theatrics. That's why Alan Colmes is "their". This is precisely the attitude of the Corner, and of Goldberg's posts about criticism in email. Whenever he posts a critical email, he mocks the person writing it, ignores their complaints, and takes a kind of "haha, look at this guy, everybody!" attitude. Because the point isn't to be convincing or be convinced. The point is to be a footsoldier, and barring that, a clown.
Jonah Goldberg, everybody.