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“Ed Whelan: The Only Intemperate Partisan Bully I Know Who Is Unfailingly Calm, Reasoned, and Rational”

Can I just say: Not a bad week, Ed Whelan. He’s got the unquestionably better side of the argument with the New York Times, and has them on defense … and in full-bully mode.

Remind me to never be on the opposite side of a fight as Ed and Andy McCarthy.

Meanwhile: This is my favorite blog post about the Greenhouse conflict:

I suspect that I know why they’re mad at Ed. Ed is simply smarter than the lot of them, and his criticism really hits home, because it’s stated so eloquently and without the shrill screaming tone that they falsely accuse him of (but in reality use themselves). When you’re outclassed by someone who doesn’t pull his punches — and when you really don’t have the ability to respond with logic and reason — it hurts. You want to lash out. And that’s what they’ve done — the folks at the New York Times and the folks at Slate bot

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