IT’S TIME TO VOTE BEN OFF THE ISLAND….As I’ve mentioned, I basically don’t care very much that the Washington Post has hired a conservative political operative to write a blog for them. In fact, I sometimes wish mainstream news outlets would hire more gaffe machines like Ben Domenech. It might serve as a wakeup call to moderate news consumers who basically don’t understand that people like Domenech really exist. See here for an example of what I’m talking about.
However, if the guy has a long history of plagiarizing material from sources online and off ? and he does ? then he needs to go. I’m all for giving Blue America a taste of what Red America is really all about, but if you’re going to write spittle-flecked polemics about the moral decay of liberals you really ought to think up your own insults.
UPDATE: Domenech has resigned.