CBS Blogger Slams CPAC Over Coulter; Ignores Conservative Bloggers Who Criticize Her
CBS blogger Brian Montopoli took a swipe at conservative CPAC attendees in his entry on Ann Coulter today, blaming them for her "faggot" crack about presidential candidate and former senator John Edwards (D-N.C.). Montopoli described Coulter's audience as a "gathering of right-wing true believers."
As the Skeptic's Dictionary notes, "True-believer syndrome is an expression coined by M. Lamar Keene to describe an apparent cognitive disorder characterized by believing in the reality of paranormal or supernatural events after one has been presented overwhelming evidence that the event was fraudulently staged."
So conservative activists are superstitious adherents to an ideology disproven by overwhelming evidence?
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Even if Montopoli didn't mean to say that, he certainly reads his share of blogs everyday, right? So why did he fail to mention any number of conservative bloggers who have taken Coulter to task, including many who were there in person at CPAC. CPAC credentialed bloggers Ed Morrissey of Captain's Quarters, CPAC Blogger of the Year N.Z. Bear of TruthLaidBear, Patrick Hynes of Ankle Biting Pundits, and Mary Katharine Ham of the Townhall.com all took Coulter to task, for example.
Perhaps Montopoli should bookmark conservative blogger Gay Patriot, who noted and thanked some of the aforementioned for their condemnation of Coulter.