Skip to comments.David Frum Weasels Out of a Morally-Suspect Corner: The 14 Errors in his Mea Culpa
Posted on 10/13/2010 12:45:05 PM PDT by HorowitzianConservative
I was so eager to forgive David Frum and return to the status quo we had before he believed Alex Knepper's lies about us. Politically Frum and NewsReal Blog might have some substantive disagreements but on the key issues of support for Israel and a hawkish response to Islamofascism he maintained my respect. And so I hoped we could return to a more cordial relationship akin to when he and David Horowitz debated the merits of Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and the Tea Parties last fall.
Unfortunately Frum has chosen to be more horrified by our attempt to prevent the victimization of children than the strong probability of the sex crimes his former protege is likely to commit. While it's certainly good news that Frum has chosen to fire Alex Knepper, he has still attempted to weasel out of making the correct moral judgments in order to save face. His mea culpa had numerous false statements against us. Whether they're merely innocent errors or intentional lies I leave to others to judge.
1. FALSE: Alex was fired from NewsReal Blog for something he wrote at Frum Forum.
Alex also published on other conservative sites, including the Breitbart sites and the Daily Caller, but most relevantly, NewsRealBlog. Alex and NewsRealBlog had a falling out in July, after Alex published a post on this site criticizing Ann Coulters negative turn against the Afghanistan war.Truth: I detailed the reasons here for why I chose to fire Knepper, reasons of which Frum is entirely aware.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsrealblog.com ...
If you lay down with dogs, you get fleas.
Your social ideology separating one’s sexual obsessions from their character and self control ability is flawed. Ofcourse a sexually obsessed perv is not going to be able to stop himself from writing porn in your blog! When he inappropriately put it in his application that he was a perv, you should have believed him! So liberal your brains have fallen out?
I generally ignore him. He’s made himself irrelevant
Mr. Frum seems to have an unhealthy interest in this guy.
“...not a Horowitzian conservative”
Oh, well, in THAT case....
Watching conservatives snark at each other for not being “real” conservatives is like watching scorpions try to out-sting each other, except more depressing.
“Watching conservatives snark at each other for not being ‘real’ conservatives is like watching scorpions try to out-sting each other, except more depressing.”
That’s not saying much, since scorpion fights are awesome.