Blogging was originally an alternative to mainstream media, but now it's kind of been dominated, especially on the right, by people who are emotionally driven, and not very rational about a lot of things.It's Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs, in the most unintentionally hilarious interview evah!
Actually, it had sort of been brewing in my subconscious for a long, long time. . . .(Ever since he went off his meds.)
Something just triggered it off, I don't know what it was. . . .(He ran out of commenters to ban.)
I actually fought against being classified as a right-wing blog for a long time. . . .(He also fought being classified as a textbook case of borderline personality disorder, with less success.)
I began to read everything I could get my hands on about [global warming]. Scientific journals, books. And the evidence just piled up and piled up, until I could no longer be a denier. . . .(CJ's next subject of intense study? Seppuku.)
What started the break for me was when I realized a lot of the right wing bloggers, the so-called anti-jihad bloggers, were making alliances with groups, in Europe, that I consider to have fascist roots.("Pamela Geller's breasts taunted me!")
I wish that more bloggers would start to think critically about what they're writing.BWAAA-HAHAHAHAHAHA! Excuse me while I wipe the coffee off my laptop keyboard, Charles, but you couldn't earn a living as a writer if your life depended on it. And is there any blogger less capable of critical thinking than you? By comparsion, Andrew Sullivan is the soul of self-aware rationality.