Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Shorter Atrios And Thers

Well, maybe not shorter, but since I guess there might be a bit of confusion let me clarify. One cannot ignore wingnuttery, but we long ago realized that there is no reason to engage it seriously. That's why we mock it and treat it with the contempt it deserves. This was true a week ago, and it's still true today. I don't know why smart people felt like they should engage with it seriously a week ago, but nor should those same people feel like they can just ignore it now.

Often one has to engage with specific bits of horseshit that bubble up into the mainstream to correct errors of fact and logic, but wingnuts? Just point and laugh. They weren't trying to have a "serious good faith debate" last week, and they aren't this week. But they're still there.