Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Glenn Greenwald takes a look at the fringe kooks of the progressive blogosphere. You know, people like me.

To be clear, there isn't anything wrong about being on the fringe or outside the mainstream of political opinion. It isn't a label any of us run from because it's evil. We reject it because it's false. Most of the popular left wing bloggers hold political beliefs that are well inside the mainstream of political opinion, even within the mainstream media's right-leaning view of that range of opinion.

Again, I have no problem with "fringier" people than myself. A big problem with our political discourse is that there aren't voices more to my left with any mainstream media platform. I have no desire to, TNR-like, try to define myself as the left flank of acceptable opinion in the country.