MICHELLE MALKIN DEMONSTRATES...

MICHELLE MALKIN DEMONSTRATES HOW TO SUPPORT THE TROOPS. Try to intimidate them. When they drop their anonymity to add credence to an article you doubt because it conflicts with your worldview, post their picture on your blog. Post their MySpace page on your blog. Quote people calling them a "pretentious ass" and a "strange chap. Write vaguely threatening lines like "Milblogger/ documentarian J.D. Johannes is headed back to FOB Falcon in Iraq in a few weeks, where Beauchamp’s unit was located (and which Johannes guessed correctly). Johannes has some words for the TNR writer." Find and post their college poetry.

Look, these people are thugs. They freaked out about The New Republic's anonymous diarist because his words clashed with the childish mythology they've constructed around the US Military. Despite lacking any actual evidence disproving or even calling into question his story, they were able to make enough noise to spark an investigation and media attention. And all this will only further confirm their hunch. By creating the optics of wrongdoing, they will reassure themselves and those around them that wrong was, indeed, done. And their great enemy, The New York Times, abets it all. Proud day for the blogosphere, and for any and all decent human beings who align themselves with Makin and her hordes.

--Ezra Klein

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