During the U.S. war on Iraq, it was common for right-wingers to slander all war protesters in any way possible. One of the popular methods of the intellectually weakest among the pro-war crowd was to claim that the war protests were riddled with communists. Right-wing blogger Glenn Reynolds engaged in this clowning, as did some of our own clowns here on Blogcritics.
Since I, unlike most of the McCarthyite pro-warriors, was actually present at war protests, back then I did my own expose:
It is true that commies were present at war protests. It’s also true that plumbers were present. I also saw many dogs. It’s also probably true that some neo-Nazis were present at pro-war protests, but obviously that doesn’t make every pro-warrior a neo-Nazi.
The bottom-of-the-barrel tactics by Glenn Reynolds and his ilk were, of course, laughable.
But, still, it’s always fun to hold right-wing hypocrites to their own standards.
And now it is revealed by Shock & Awe: Glenn Reynolds is a communist. You have to read it to believe it.