Mafs Is Hard

By Jesse Taylor
Monday, April 6, 2009 11:37 EDT
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So, a guy shot some cops in Pennsylvania. He also happened to sound like a Redstate poster on a day when Steve Sailer posts something particularly juicy.

Because Markos Moulitsas pointed out the nexus between a political movement that’s stocking up on firearms and calling for revolution (tenuous, I know – we can have a full discussion on this in comments, by which I mean a single comment, because Jesus Christ), conservative bloggers have decided he’s gone Full Evil. But there’s a reason why, they say – his traffic numbers are terrible.

Moe Lane shows us the terrible truth, by which I mean he uses a graph for Daily Kos that goes from 0 to 80 million hits and uses a graph for Redstate that goes from 0 to 3 million hits to show that while Daily Kos’ terrible 25 million visits a month is nothing compared to the awe-inspiring awe that is Redstate’s 1.6 million.

By the way, if this sounds like anything you’ve read or heard recently from, say, Glenn Beck, Michelle Bachmann, Rush Limbaugh or pick a Galter, it’s because you have:

Richard Andrew Poplawski was a young man convinced the nation was secretly controlled by a cabal that would eradicate freedom of speech, take away his guns and use the military to enslave the citizenry.

Freedom Doctrine! 9/12 Project! National Volunteering is the beginning of Obama’s fascist army!

It’s easier not to link far-right conservatives to violent extremism when they aren’t, you know, promoting every single element that feeds into violent extremism.

Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor is an attorney and blogger from the great state of Ohio. He founded Pandagon in July, 2002, and has also served on the campaign and in the administration of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. He focuses on politics, race, law and pop culture, as well as the odd personal digression when the mood strikes.
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