Delinking Glenn

Ken AshfordRight Wing Punditry/IdiocyLeave a Comment

There are wingnuts, and there are wingnuts.  Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit) stirred up a hornet’s nest when he wrote:

I think that demonizing the ACLU is a bit silly. I do feel that they’ve become overly partisan in recent years, but they still do good work (I’ve worked with them in the past, on the New Orleans rave case for example, and will probably do so again.)

Since then, many right wingnuts have started a fevered campaign to delink Instapundit, the most trafficked blog, from their blogrolls.  As many have pointed out, these 4th and 5th tier bloggers don’t have as much traffic combined, which is why Glenn is amused about this.

Eugene Volokh and conservative InDC Journal join in on the fun, the latter writing:

Anyone that wants to throw a fit and righteously delink Reynolds for his mild comments regarding the ACLU might as well go ahead and delink this site too, or surely not add INDC to their blogroll in the first place. You know, save us both the public, ideological heartache when you eventually note that I share Reynolds’ INABILITY TO IDENTIFY AND FIGHT AGAINST PURE EVIL. Thanks.

Heh, indeed.