Monday, September 13, 2010

a half apology doesn't cut it

just to be sure that the point actually tipped, marty peretz apologized for saying that muslims shouldn't have first amendment rights but then doubles down on the idea that muslim life is cheap. oddly, marty seems to think this makes it all okay. even odder is that his "muslim life is cheap" argument basically comes down to saying that nick kristof thinks so too.

"nuh uh", says nick. so maybe this won't go away so easily. maybe peretz is finally going to be held accountable for what he has been getting away with for years.

then again, the worst that could possibly happen to him is that maybe the new republic will cut him loose. within days the weekly standard or fox news will scoop him right back up, to a place where he can preach his gospel without apology.