Last week, thanks to a last minute shuffle I found myself debating Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, aka Kos of Daily Kos, on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show. WNYC has posted the debate here. I encourage everyone to listen to it. It gives listeners a useful look into the mind behind the hivemind that’s leading the left’s so-called Netroots. They’re the online activists who have to a great extent been pulling the Democratic Party farther and farther to the left over the past few years.
Kos, it turns out, is a spectacularly ill-informed individual. Either that, or he’s just a bald-faced liar. For now, I’ll go with “spectacularly ill-informed.” In his pre-show post, Kos badly misplaces the incident in which a deranged man flew a plane into an IRS building by a long shot, moving it from Austin (where it really happened) to Dallas. He’s only off by about 195 miles. And Kos also mistakes the man for a righty Tea Party activist. Wrong again.