Skip to comments.Patrick J. Buchanan—Pseudo-Historian, Very Real Dissimulator
Posted on 06/16/2008 6:03:17 AM PDT by PurpleMan
"In dealing with Mr. Buchanan, one must accept at the beginning two caveats. First, as is his style, he will always resort to ad hominem attacks in lieu of an argument."
"[I} was appalled by his absence of logic..."
(Excerpt) Read more at pajamasmedia.com ...
Am I the only one who sees this here on so many post and responses? You don't believe me? Read thru the comments on Russert's death and the coverage (especially, "Wall to Wall Russert on Morning Shows" and Tim Russert's Testimony Sent Scooter Libby To Jail) to see what kind of ad hominens and illogicals there are.
Oh, if only Hanson would respond to some of the poster's on FR and there were more who respond as does he.
This is a wonderful response by the Great VDH. I am so impressed.
Russert death is a prime example of everything wrong with American Political media. The American political media tends to defies and exaggerates the importance of minor insignificant bit players and results in a “journalistic” community that confuses its own ego for the story.
Russert’s death is no more significant or important then the 10s of thousands of other people who died that day.
Buchanan vs. Hanson is not even a fair fight. Buchanan should stick to debating mental midgets like Bill Press. That’s more his speed.
Yes, the "journalists" have made themselves the story.
A man who can ask questions is not a hero - he's just a man.
Victor Davis Hanson pwns Patrick J. Buchanan. Long read, but interesting in that it details some ways Brigadiers tend to argue.
Russert death is a prime example of everything wrong with American Political media. The American political media tends to defies and exaggerates the importance of minor insignificant bit players and results in a journalistic community that confuses its own ego for the story.
Russerts death is no more significant or important then the 10s of thousands of other people who died that day.””
I was thinking the same thing about the obituaries I read in the local small town paper this weekend — these were about people no less significant than a shyster lawyer passing as an “unbiased” political hack.
And a man who spent 3/4 of his career in partisan politics is not a disinterested observer.
.......They all spout exactly the same nonsense at the same times.....
The Free Republic Pajamajadin could do the world a great service by finding the source of that daily samensss. In my mind there is a rock somewhere, under which there lives a troll with a Blackberry.
They could start by looking at the box seats at the Senator’s stadium.
democrat tv viewers i know are crying over russert,
part of the media that jerks your leash.
It is fascinating to see Buchanan bring his butt to a brain fight...and get it handed to him!
I used to enjoy reading Mr. B, until he turned into an apologist for the Nazi’s as a way to combat the left.
What he still fails to understand is that the left (communists) and the Nazi’s are essentially the same thing. Two methods of taking power away from individuals and ruling the masses. They say they are diametrically opposed to each other but they are like two trains on the same circular track, one following the other, trying to reach the same station.
In attacking my book Churchill, Hitler and The Unnecessary War: How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World, Victor Davis Hanson, the court historian of the neoconservatives...
He (PJB) does indeed use ad hominem attacks such as this day in and day out as though he is really saying something. His people eat this up, too.
watching buchanan speak always made me feel the need
for a shower.
The British went to war over Poland. They had guaranteed Poland's independence against any [read German] aggression. If one reads the history, you will note Britain gave Germany something like 12 hours to cease military operations and withdraw from Poland, after which time, if Germany did not, a state of war would exist between the two countries. Poland was the casus belli.
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