Andrew Sullivan explains here. (If you don't have Salon premium, Andy usually posts some form of his column on his own blog, though if you think about it, I'm sure you can come up with an approximation of what he has to say about whom.
Teresa Nielson Hayden explains here who the real idiot is and why.
Don't miss it; a wonderful roundup of what's known, the source of the confusion, and a deeply satisfying, elegantly administered comeuppance for Mr. Sullivan.
(link via Sisyphus Shrugged)